Thursday 8th March 2018. The museum of Contemporary Art (MAC)

March 8, 2018

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In the last hour today we are joined by Raul Altamar to talk about a current event at the Museum of Contemporary Art……..

“Secretos de Nuestra Colección” (The Secrets of our Collection) came about from the desire to share the treasures of MAC Panama’s permanent collection with the public. This collection started when the museum opened its doors as PANARTE in 1962, and it currently holds 686 objects in 26 different techniques, including painting, sculpture, photography, and installation –among others– created between 1887 and 2016.   

On the eve of celebrating Panama City’s 500-year anniversary, the moment is right to begin a conversation with artists, researchers, and the overall populace, about the importance, preservation, and future of one of the country’s most important private art collections.

This focus inward goes hand in hand with a reinvention process that Panama’s Museum of Modern Art started in 2017, in which the institution’s cultural relevance as a non-profit Foundation benefitting Panamanian society is contemplated.

The two shows that make “Secretos de Nuestra Colección”, “Naturaleza Escondida” (Hidden Nature) on the ground floor, and “¡Viva el collage! (ayer y hoy)” (The Collage Lives! – now and then) on the first floor, wish to create a bond and a sense of belonging with Panama’s art community. Sharing knowledge about art with people of all ages, as well as analyzing the great value of our own artistic heritage, is also a purpose of these exhibitions, providing helpful insights into how we face our future as a society through creativity.

Raul Altamar & Gerry

News Audio:

The Anti-Corruption Prosecutor will open an ex officio investigation into the “irregularities” with regard to the issuance of infraction tickets  by the Transit and Land Transportation Authority (ATTT) .

Mario González, on behalf of Juan Jované, presented before the Supreme Court of Justice an action of unconstitutionality referring to articles 182 and 190-B of the Electoral Code, which were amended by articles 48 and 51 of the Law 29 of May 29, 2017 (amendment to the Electoral Code).

The Cabinet Council approved the draft resolution authorizing the Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF) to support a loan contract Master Plan for Agro for the Western Region (Pmaro) for $ 27 million 600 thousand.

The  Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit  ruled out the emergency motion filed by Miami prosecutors  when they tried to prevent the release of former President  Ricardo Martinelli .

Interpol  captured in Costa Rica , this Tuesday, March 6, the Panamanian  Roberto Moreno Grajales who is wanted for the alleged murder of teacher Diosila Martínez .

The voice of a society that demanded more severe measures against pedophilia and rapists received the attention of the National Assembly, which approved in the third debate to increase the prison sentences for those who commit this type of crime.

From the 12th to the 19th of March, the call for the scholarship contest in the English language granted by the Institute for the Formation and Use of Human Resources (Ifarhu) will be held .

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