The Artistic Mestizaje

The Artistic Mestizaje - This mural was commissioned by Mexican Heritage from local artist Carlos Perez and is located at San José's famous Mexican Heritage Plaza. It is a visual representation both of Mexico's rich cultural diversity and her visual arts heritage, depicting a history of indigenous, Hispanic and Latino visual arts. Click on the central image to experience the mural's two dimensional representation of this artistic mestizaje (the blending of indigenous and European cultures).

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  • The Mexican Heritage Mariachi Poster Collection

  • Visit our online gallery of mariachi posters to review 20 years of original poster designs by some of the most gifted Latino artists in the United States.
  • Mariachi Festival Poster Collection

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Los Lupenos Announces Their Fall and Winter Performance Schedule!

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Los Lupeños Escuela

The Los Lupeños escuela/dance class schedule for the Winter Session will be announced later in the first quarter of 2014. Please check back in February for additional information.

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Los Lupeños Episodes on VivaFest TV

Check out the latest video on Los Lupenos de San Jose, from their recent Gala presentation, "Alma de Mexico"

Sones Jarochos

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Los Lupenos Showcase Performance

If you missed the February 16 performance by Los Lupenos, no worries! We'll be posting a video of this outstanding program soon, so stay tuned!

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New Media Alert!

Several new mini-documentaries and video features tell the story about our work, the famous San Jose Mexican Heritage Festival and more, with insightful commentary by Dolores Huerta, Linda Ronstadt, Thomas Saenz, NPR reporter Richard Gonzales and world musicians Ozomatli. Hear festival musicians including Grammy winners The Texas Maniacs and learn about MHC's mission and work with CEO Marcela Davison Aviles.

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Read the latest Merury News Ope-Ed from MHC CEO Marcela Davison Aviles: They say San Jose is a city of festivals, and it's true

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Listen to MHC CEO Marcela Davison Aviles advocacy for the arts on K-BAY

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