• Sit for a spell under a cottonwood tree and view the Franklin Mountains, seemingly nestled between the U.S. and Mexico flags in front of the visitor center. The two flags reflect our heritage; this land once belonging to Mexico and now to the U.S.

    Chamizal

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Visual and Performing Arts

Chalk It Up!

Local art students paint the park's sidewalk with images of influential Latino-Americans in the United States during "Chalk It Up".

Serving as a cultural center dedicated to fostering national friendship, understanding and trust, Chamizal National Memorial's programs and urban landscape provided opportunities for people of Mexico and the United States to better understand and appreciate each other's diverse cultures and the many aspects of life that transcend nationality.

The memorial strives to provide park visitors with ample opportunities to make meaningful connections to the park's resources and history through the use of interpretive and education programs as well as through the visual and performing arts.

 
Family visiting gallery

Gallery exhibitions change every 2-3 months, so there is always something new to see at Chamizal.

Chamizal National Memorial maintains several gallery spaces. These galleries frequently showcase local and border artists. Find out what's going on in the Memorial's three gallery spaces.

 
Siglo de Oro 2010

Performance of "Marta the Divine," Siglo de Oro Festival 2010

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Each March, our theater becomes a flurry of activity as the memorial prepares for Siglo de Oro. Siglo de Oro, or Spain's Golden Age, created outstanding works of art that are still appreciated today. Chamizal has hosted the Siglo de Oro Drama Festival since 1976. Learn more about Chamizal's Siglo de Oro Festival.
 
Catrina, Icon of Día de los Muertos

Women dressed as a Catrina at a Day of the Dead celebration in Mexico
(Las mujeres visten como catrina en la celebracion de el Dia de Los Muertos en Mexico.)

Leonel Monrov

Día de los Muertos is an iconic celebration here along the border. Chamizal has had gallery shows and exhibits honoring the Day of the Dead. Click on the links below to learn more about Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead).

Dia de Los Muertos es una celebracion famosa aqui a lo largo de la frontera. El Chamizal ha tenido galerias de presentaciones y exibiciones honrando El Dia de Los Muertos. Haga click en los parrafos de abajo para aprender mas sobre el Dia de Los Muertos.

Day of the Dead (English)

Día de los Muertos (Español)

 

Did You Know?

Siglo de Oro,

The Siglo de Oro Drama Festival, the longest running festival of its kind in the world, is held at the Memorial yearly and has attained an international reputation for featuring quality presentations from Spain's Golden Age, in both English and Spanish, by theatrical groups from all over the world. More...