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500th Anniversary of Florida

500th Anniversary of Florida

01 JAN 2013 - 31 DEC 2013
500th Anniversary of Florida

Anonimous painting of Juan Ponce de León, 16th Century

The year 2013 commemorates the 500thanniversary of the arrival in Florida of Juan Ponce de León leading to the exploration of North America and the beginning of what is now the United States.  Ponce’s landing marked the start of a Spanish presence which lasted more than 300 years and extended from Florida to Alaska through Texas, the Mississippi Valley, New Mexico, Arizona and California.

Despite the magnitude of Spain’s contribution, it has always been given secondary importance in both American and Spanish history books. The 5thCentenary provides an opportunity to strengthen cultural and economic ties between the two countries and to familiarise their respective inhabitants with the history they share. For this purpose AC/E has prepared an ambitious programme of activities to be held in Miami from May to December 2013.



  • This Is Not a Museum

    Visual_Arts Exhibitions

    This Is Not a Museum becomes a nomadic exhibitions as a platform for direct participation. It showcases more than 50  projects from ...

  • Reading posters

    Literature Exhibitions

    This retrospective exhibition takes a look at the images used in the activities designed to promote books and reading that ...

  • From Letters to Books

    Literature Exhibitions

     El objetivo de esta exposición urbana es relacionar el libro, las palabras y las personas, estimulando el conocimiento de la ...

  • ArtCenter South Florida and AC/E Residency Programme 2013-2014

    Visual_Arts

    AC/E and Miami ArtCenter South Florida set up a programme for Spanish artists and curators in residence in Miami. The ...

  • Three-faceted music

    Exhibitions

    The exhibition offers a visual and acoustic perspective on the indigenous, Hispanic and African cultural roots of Latin American music ...

  • Imagining La Florida

    Exhibitions

    The exhibition offers visitors a new perspective on the rich, yet long forgotten history of colonial Florida, one of the ...

  • Tapas. Spanish Design for Food

    Exhibitions

    The exhibition, organized and produced by Acción Cultural Española (AC/E), shows through two hundred objects divided into four sections—Kitchen, Table, ...

  • The Fountains of Bimini

    Music

    To celebrate the 500th anniversary of Florida, the Baroque music group La Folía  is touring the USA with the Fountains of ...


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