Around the World in one Rotunda at the Cincinnati Museum Center

. October 24, 2011 . 0 Comments

Museum Center presents Passport to the World series

CINCINNATI – Cincinnati Museum Center kicks off an exciting season of cultural celebrations as we begin Passport to the World on November 12. Passport to the World gives you a chance to experience the beauty and richness of cultures from around the globe without leaving Cincinnati! Each Culture Fest provides a glimpse into that culture’s arts and heritage through displays, cultural presentations, performances and merchandise. It also provides a forum for interacting and learning with community members of different backgrounds.

These festivities start November 12 with Latin American Culture Fest, and conclude with Asian Culture Fest, April 14 & 15. In between, you can sample food, learn dances, view arts and absorb the cultures of Africa (January 14-16), Appalachian (February 18-19) and Celtic Lands (March 10-11).

Exciting NEW programming has been added to the Passport to the World series including but not limited to:

African Film Festival at African Culture Fest

Saturday – Monday, January 14-16, 2012

This year brings the first ever African Film Festival in conjunction with Miami University and the Pan-African Film Festival, (PAFF),the nation’s largest and most prestigious African film festival, to bring you films about an Africa you’ve never been exposed to before.

Appalachian Culture Fest School’s Day (Appropriate for grades 3-12)

Friday, February 17, 2012, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

In this new program, students experience a deep cultural immersion with internationally known artists from Appalachia. They visit the Cincinnati History Museum, 1940s Cincinnati, which is the time frame for the Great Migration from the South, including Appalachia, to the urban North-seeking wage earning employment and leaving the uncertainty of an agriculturally based lifestyle. Mining takes over. Students also learn how traditional arts, oral history and bluegrass music influenced Appalachian culture. This program fulfills Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana social studies content standards.

The 2011-2012 Passport to the World series is supported by Luxottica.

Passport to the World Schedule

Latin American Culture Fest – November 12-13, 2011

African Culture Fest – January 14-16, 2012

Appalachian Culture Fest – February 18-19, 2012

Celtic Lands Culture Fest – March 10-11, 2012

Asian Culture Fest – April 14-15, 2012

Latin American Culture Fest Schedule

All activities in the Rotunda and Private Dining Rooms are free!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Latin American Marketplace – Shop for authentic Latin American goods!

Noon to 4 p.m. Bring your family to experience Hispanic art making, go on a cultural knowledge quest and pay tribute to some notable Hispanics at our Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) altar featuring artifacts directly from Mexico!

Performance Schedule

Noon – New Brasil Samba

12:15 p.m. – Drumming Workshop

1:15 p.m. – Jorge Wojtas

2:30 p.m. – Los Embajadores Peruanos

3 p.m. – Cla’ve Son

4 p.m. – Orquesta Kandela

Be sure to visit with Sister Mary Barbara Philippart, a member of Sisters of Charity. Hear about her inspiring work with a women’s cooperative from rural Peru that is changing the lives of numerous Peruvian families.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Latin American Marketplace – Shop for authentic Latin American goods!

Noon to 4 p.m. Bring your family to experience Hispanic art making, go on a cultural knowledge quest and pay tribute to some notable Hispanics at our Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) altar featuring artifacts directly from Mexico!

Performance Schedule

Noon – New Brasil Samba

12:15 p.m. – Drumming Workshop

2:15 p.m. – Grupo Caribe

3 p.m. – Azucar Tumbao

3:15 p.m. – Que Lindo es Panama

4:15 p.m. – Danza Contigo Peru

Be sure to visit with Sister Mary Barbara Philippart, a member of Sisters of Charity. Hear about her inspiring work with a women’s cooperative from rural Peru that is changing the lives of numerous Peruvian families.

The following Latin American Culture Fest activities in Duke Energy Children’s Museum are free for Members or included with your museum admission

Band of Steel

Enjoy the sounds and rhythms of the Bacchanal Steel Band!

November 12: 1:30 & 3:15

Where in the World: Grasping at Straws

Popotillo is Spanish for the word “little straw.” View some examples of Popotillo and make a work of art!

November 12: 2 p.m.

Salsa Dancing for Kids!
Celebrate Latin culture by showing off your salsa moves! Watch Miss Elizabeth and learn some amazing moves of your own!
November 13: 1 p.m.

Young at Art: Mexican Tin Art

Have fun with this unique art form and create a piece of tin art you can wear!
November 13: 3 p.m.

Get an All Museums Pass for $12.50 for adults and $8.50 for kids. Members always receive free admission to all three museums! Visit www.cincymuseum.org or call (513) 287-7000 for more information.

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