This gallery was a natural development from the well-known picture framing shop of the same name. It covers an ample spectrum of contemporary artists and types of materials used in artistic expression. Renowned names like Mateo Manaure, Oswaldo Vigas, Manuel Cabré, Jesus Soto and Carlos Cruz Díez are present. The works exhibited include such varied formats as drawings, collages, sculptures, engravings, lithographs, mixographs and serigraphs, as well as materials like iron, marble, bronze, acrylic, paper or wood normally form part of the exhibitions. Admission is free.
In Venezuela, Acquavella is synonymous with the concept of art gallery, since it is one of the oldest institutions of this type in the country. Founded in 1954, it makes use of all the technological resources available to project its work worldwide. At its website, you can access the latest exhibition in case you have not been able to see it at the gallery. Acquavella has been the home to and promoter of works by important Venezuelan painters, such as Cabré, Castillo, Golding and Monasterios. It continually presents collective and individual exhibitions. At the web site, information about 14 permanent collections may also be found. Admission is free.
This museum is more oriented towards the spread of knowledge than to mere exhibition. The interested public visits it regularly, since it organizes exhibitions on specific topics, such as biodiversity, petroleum, communications and nutrition. An area that captivates both young and not so young is one that presents a sizeable collection of stuffed mammals of all sizes, including a giraffe, placed in a painstaking recreation of their natural environment.
This cinema, situated on the entertainment floor of the Sambil shopping center, has six screens with modern equipment. Crowds of people of all ages gather here to enjoy the biggest and latest international box-office hits. The sound systems and acoustics are excellent, and the seating is comfortable. The auditoriums are air-conditioned, and drinks and snacks are on sale. There are discounts for admission on Mondays, and children's tickets are half price. You can reserve seats beforehand, and there is secure parking at the shopping center.
Named after one of the greatest pianists and composers of her time, the Teresa Carreño Theater is a majestic cultural venue and the pride of Caracas. Opened in 1983, it has become a major tourist and cultural attraction with performances given by national and international artists. Theater, recitals, chamber music, concerts, opera, operettas and ballet can all be enjoyed in the two fine auditoriums, and the theater also hosts drama, film and music festivals, including the Latin American music festival every November. Sculptures are dotted around the building, and a work in tubes by Jesús Soto hangs over the foyer.
The Sofía Imber Museum of Contemporary Art in Caracas has a permanent display entitled: 'Thanks Jose Gregorio Hernández' in which several Venezuelan artists express themselves on the subject of this miraculous doctor, who has become one of Venezuela's most popular figures of the 20th Century. The exhibition includes more than 150 works in which the artists of Caracas have expressed not only their creativity but also their Christian faith.
Cinex, which has several branches all across throughout Venezuella is a movie theater. This branch, located in the C.C. Multiplaza Victoria mall has mostly Spanish shows. The theater is always open and show timings are flexible enough for anyone to go. The shows range from local blockbusters to Spanish dubbed Hollywood hits. The theater also has 3D facilities and several children's films. So come along with the family, munch on some pop corn and watch the latest flick.
Children can have a fun day at the Museo de los Niños de Caracas (Children's Museum of Caracas), a place dedicated to enhance a child's intellectual potential. This famed museum is a recreational as well as a learning center, that focuses on an all-round development. Workshops, activities and a plethora of exhibitions breaks the notion of education being a boring and dull concept. Check the website for details on upcoming events.
This year's performance of the Ballet Nacional de Caracas--resident ballet at Teatro Teresa Carreño--comprises the innovative influence of Danzahoy alongside the Ballet Nacional's own neoclassical style. This is not the first time these two companies have worked together: this event aims to further the collaberation between residents at the theatre.The performances will take place at the Sala Ríos Reyna of the Teatro Teresa Carreño. Children under two years of age are not allowed.Date: 16 and 17 May at 8p, 18 and 19 May at 6p. It is advisable to confirm dates and times in advance as the theater can change the program.