zócalo wishes to provide easy access to the links we use and enjoy on a regular basis.
 

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IMPORTANT ORGANIZATIONS
AID TO ARTISANS
LEAD FREE ALLIANCE PROGRAM, MEXICO

Aid to Artisans is a non-profit organization, offering practical assistance towards changing artisan pottery in Mexico to LEAD FREE. ZOCALO is a full partner in this two-year effort, and is proud to represent the best LEAD FREE artesanal pottery emerging from the enormous efforts of the Aid to Artisans Lead Free Alliance Mexico Program.
Los Amigos del Arte Popular
A national membership organization
devoted to Mexican folk art collecting,
education, tours, and events.
WORLD MONUMENTS FUND
LIST OF 100 MOST ENDANGERED SITES

World Monuments Fund is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of historic art and architecture worldwide through fieldwork, advocacy, grantmaking, education, and training. Through this site discover the most-fragile sites in Mexico today.
UNESCO, UNITED NATIONS EDUCATIONAL, SCIENTIFIC AND CULTURAL ORGANIZATION
WORLD HERITAGE LIST

At this web site, learn about more than 20 locations in Mexico currently deemed of greatest importance and urgency by UNESCO. We have UNESCO to thank for drawing international attention to Santuario Atotonilco, thus saving this world treasure from certain ruin.
FONART, FONDO NACIONAL PARA EL FOMENTO DE LAS ARTESANIAS
For more than 30 years, FONART has promoted and supported the rich, indigenous craft traditions of Mexico. As a government entity, the establishment of stores throughout Mexico brought Mexican Folk Art to a wider public and provided artisans with year-round retail venues. But FONART's mission is vast. Discover their latest projects and goals at this site.
 
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MUSEUMS, FOLK ART RELATED  
San Antonio Museum of Art
Latin American Art Center
200 West Jones Avenue
San Antonio, Texas 78215
(210) 978-8100
Museum of International Folk Art
On Museum Hill, Camino Lejo off Old Santa Fe Trail
Santa Fe, NM (this is not a mailing address)
(505) 476-1200

San Diego Museum of Man
1350 El Prado, Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 239-2001

Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum
1852 West 19th Street
Chicago, IL 60608
(312) 738-1503
El Museo Del Barrio
1230 Fifth Avenue at 104th Street,
New York, NY 10029
(212) 831.7272
UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History
405 Hilgard Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90024
(310) 825-4361
Tucson Museum of Art
Palice Pavilion Collection
Tucson Museum of Art
140 N. Main Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85701
520-624-2333
Mexic-Arte Museum
419 Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78768
512-480-9373
Museum of Latin American Art
628 Alamitos Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90802
562-437-1689
Phoenix Art Museum
1625 N. Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Tours: 602-257-4356

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ABOUT SAN MIGUEL de ALLENDE
Portal San Miguel de Allende
One stop web site for all information needed to visit, explore and enjoy
San Miguel de Allende
SMADC, San Miguel de Allende Design Council
ZOCALO is a charter member of the SMADC, founded in 2004 by the top 20 design showrooms in San Miguel de Allende. ZOCALO is pleased to partner with San Miguel's best in providing this resource, including consolidated shipping via SMADC.
Casa de la Cuesta B & B Casa Luna B & B
Casa Schuck B & B

Susurro B&B

 

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ABOUT PATZCUARO & MORELIA
El Refugio en Pátzcuaro B & B, Pátzcuaro Hacienda Mariposas B & B, Pátzcuaro
Hotel Posada La Basílica, Pátzcuaro Hotel Villa Montaña, Morelia
Hotel de la Soledad, Morelia
 
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ABOUT MEXICO CITY

El Bajío may be the BEST Mexican restaurant in Mexico. This colorful, casual cafe is for the comida crowd (the afternoon meal), and is located approximately 15 minutes from Polanco by taxi. The bright, seasonal decorations are only matched by the smiling face of owner, Doña Carmen Titita, who lovingly “mothers” every table. But it is Carmen’s cooking that will win your heart! The variety of “starters” must all be sampled, and I dream about the Veracruz-style mole served there. Reservations are a must, and patrons-in-the-know reserve the banana-filled empanadas when they reserve their table. Carmen lavishly decorates for the fiestas of Virgen of Candelaria on February 2nd, Holy Week with the Altar de Dolores, Independence Day in September, Day of the Dead in November, and for the Virgen of Guadalupe on December 12th. The offering of regional dishes changes daily.

Universe in Universe
Directory of Mexico City Art Museums
Links to Listings, exhibitions, and events.

El Bajío  
Av. Cuitláhuac No. 2709  
Col. Obrero Popular  
Azcapotzalco, Districto Federal  
TEL 555.234.3765  
E-Mail: tititach2003@yahoo.com  
   
COOX HANAL
Cocina Yucateca

The distinct regional flavors of the Yucatan peninsula can best be discovered in Mexico City at the humble restaurant, COOX HANAL. Located in the historic city center, this walk-up café is a terrific Saturday afternoon choice when the dining room is filled with music and energy. But dare not arrive after 2:30pm…an available table will not be found. Begin with panuchos…savory little bites washed down with Cerveza Yacatecas. And you must also sample the Tacos de Cochinita Pibil. Then move on to the Sopa de Lima, which is EXACTLY the taste of the tropics in a soup. As the entrees arrive, waiters tie cotton bibs around your neck signaling that the feast is about to begin. The extensive menu ranges from delightful tortas, escabeches and empanadas, but clearly diners are here to enjoy the Chamorros Pibil…a generous portion of smoky pork falling off the bone with tenderness, in the traditional sauce and seasonings of the region. MAGNIFICENT! The perfect encore is a glass of Agua de Horchata de Arroz. Although "horchata" is a beverage, the frosty "rice milk" is just as satisfying as dessert. The chatter of happy diners, live music, and the attentive staff and owner are but a few more reasons why COOX HANAL touts, "51 Años Nos Respaldan".

COOX HANAL Cocina Yucateca
Isabel la Cátolica No. 83 Piso 2
Casi Mesones
Col. Centro Histórico
TEL 555-709-3613
Sorry, no e-mail or web site.

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MORE US FOLK ART STORES
San Angel Folk Art
110 Blue Star
San Antonio, TX 78204
(210) 226-6688
Las Manos Mágicas
4819 Blossom
Houston, TX 77007
(713) 802-2530
The Folk Tree
217 South Fair Oaks
Pasadena, CA 91105
(626) 795-8733
 
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MORE LINKS OF INTEREST
MexicoOnLine.com
Sign up for their e-mail newsletter
Providing you with the most current
articles and information about all
aspects of Mexico.
Virgins, Saints & Angels
For those who have known ZOCALO San Miguel since the beginning, you may wonder what our daughter, Tara Miko, has been up to. Go to this web site to discover Virgins, Saints & Angels, the San Miguel-based jewelry company that has gone GLOBAL!

   
MEXICO DESCONOCIDO Magazine ARTES de MEXICO

This wonderful monthly magazine is Mexico’s own version of National Geographic.

Since 1953, this fine-quality art magazine has documented every aspect of Mexican culture, beautifully. A special section entitled “Arte Popular y Cerámicas” on this web site will direct you to issues on this specific topic. Regardless of subject (each issue has a specific theme), the finest writers, essayists, and photographers collaborate to produce this most collectable periodical.

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