Art City Tour returns to San José for ‘Chepe in the Rain’

September 13, 2017

Don’t just hide under the covers on the couch when the rainy season gets you down. (You know, as in this 1997 portrait of Costa Rican writer and performer Ana Istarú, on display on tonight’s Art City Tour.)

Costa Rican writer and actress Ana Istarú
A portrait of Costa Rican writer and actress Ana Istarú, in Paris in 1997. Daniel Mordzinski

Rather, get out there and sample free offerings from museums, galleries and other cultural institutions throughout San José’s Barrio Amón, Barrio Otoya, Barrio Escalante, Los Yoses and Sabana. Surrounding restaurants and design shops keep their doors open and often offer specials.

The usual hop-on, hop-off shuttles will be available, or flit from gallery to design shop to restaurant on foot or by bike. The event runs from 5-9 p.m.

“Grab your umbrellas and coats and enjoy this cultural night,” Henry Bastos, director of GAM Cultural, which organizes the series, said in a statement.

Highlights of this edition of the popular San José tours include exhibits by Guatemalan artists Alfredo Ceibal and Moisés Barrios at the Museum of Art and Contemporary Design; the National Museum’s “Insects of the Museum,” showcasing the largest etymological collection in Central America, with more than 3 million specimens, some more than 125 years old;  and, at the Calderón Guardia Museum, more than 200 photos by Daniel Mordinski featuring portraits of giants of Spanish-language literature, including Jorge Luis Borges and Julio Cortázar.

The full agenda of the evening is available here.

 

 

You may be interested

PHOTOS: The annual Oxcart Parade in Atenas, Alajuela
Arts & Culture
116 views
Arts & Culture
116 views

PHOTOS: The annual Oxcart Parade in Atenas, Alajuela

The Tico Times - April 24, 2018

Atenas celebrated its annual Oxcart Parade on Sunday, reminding all onlookers in the Alajuela town of the importance of oxen…

PHOTOS: Nicaraguans in Costa Rica gather to support their country during hard times
Nicaragua
189 views
Nicaragua
189 views

PHOTOS: Nicaraguans in Costa Rica gather to support their country during hard times

The Tico Times - April 24, 2018

A group of Nicaraguans who live in Costa Rica gathered at the Plaza de la Democracia in downtown San José…

Costa Rican third graders ace international technology championship
Changemakers
779 views
Changemakers
779 views

Costa Rican third graders ace international technology championship

The Tico Times - April 23, 2018

Remember our piece a few days ago about how six Costa Rican third-graders were ready to take on the world?…