A section of the fence being constructed along the southern border of the United States to stop illegal immigration from Mexico.
For nearly 3,000 years, art has flourished in the land now called Mexico. From architecture to music, from painting to poetry, many forms of creativity have revealed the culture of the Mexican people. Through the vitality of their art, Mexican artists have demonstrated what it means to be Mexican.
Long ago, ancient Mexicans, like the Mayans and Aztecs, expressed themselves with powerful works of art and unique structures. The arrival of the Spanish in the 16th century brought new artistic influences to Mexico. Today's artists and architects combine their rich native heritage with European influences to create styles that are unique and powerful.
Come explore the art and architecture of Mexico. The buildings, as well as the visual, performing, literary, and folk arts, are beautiful and varied. You'll find that the Mexican style is like none other in the world.
Table of Contents
1 Architecture 11
2 The Visual Arts 21
3 The Performing Arts: Music, Dance, and Theater 33
4 The Literary Arts 41
5 Folk Art 49
Further Reading 60
Internet Resources 61