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CEPM and Evergo inaugurate the first Dominican Meninas exhibition in Altos de Chavón

June 23, 2023

From June 21 until the end of July, the Meninas will be on display in Altos de Chavón, Casa de Campo, under the mediation of Art and Museum Manager Josefina Pichardo Casasnovas.

La Altagracia, June 21, 2023 -CEPM and Evergo inaugurated the long awaited exhibition of Dominican Meninas in Altos de Chavón, Casa de Campo. This historic event marks the first time that these extraordinary works of art are exhibited in this emblematic place, giving Dominicans and tourists the opportunity to appreciate their beauty and significance.

With its cobblestone streets, Mediterranean architecture, and cultural essence brimming with history and charm, Altos de Chavón has become the perfect setting to offer a picturesque and captivating atmosphere that perfectly complements the Dominican Meninas.

The opening of this exhibition marks a significant milestone in the country’s cultural panorama and reaffirms the commitment of our companies to sustainable development and the promotion of our identity as a country. We are excited to offer our community the opportunity to enjoy and connect with these valuable works of art.“said Carlos Rodriguez, senior manager of Corporate Affairs and Marketing at CEPM and Evergo.

For his part, the president of Casa de Campo Resort, Andrés Pichardo Rosenberg, affirmed: “The idea for the Meninas to be exhibited in Altos de Chavón came from Taina Almodóvar, who, as a Romanense and a graduate of the Altos de Chavón School of Design, wanted this important work to visit her town and alma mater. We are proud of the vision that brought ‘Las Meninas in Altos de Chavón’ to life, a project that is a testament to our dedication to art, culture and the creation of lasting legacies.“.

Works that represented the country in Madrid

Las Meninas Dominicanas, reinterpretations of the famous work “Las Meninas” by Diego Velázquez, are an emblematic artistic manifestation and an outstanding tourist attraction in Madrid. Created by artist Antonio Azzato, these fiberglass sculptures average 6 feet tall and weigh about 60 pounds. More than 160 Meninas have been created and exhibited in different cities in Spain as part of the Meninas Gallery.

For two consecutive years, the Dominican Republic has participated in the Meninas Madrid Gallery thanks to an initiative of the Embassy of the Dominican Republic to the Kingdom of Spain, with the support of the Consorcio Energético Punta Cana Macao (CEPM) and Evergo. In 2021, the selected work, entitled “Caras de Dominicana”, was created by the artist Isabella Fernández. This Menina was exhibited for two months at Serrano and Goya streets in Madrid, Spain, and later visited different parts of the Dominican Republic, such as the National District and Punta Cana.

In 2022, Romanesque artist Taina Almodóvar Gil created the “Menina Caribeña”, which was exhibited at Plaza Colón in Madrid during the months of November and December. As in the previous year, the work traveled to the Dominican Republic to be exhibited and allow Dominicans to enjoy these important representations of our culture.

From June 21 until the end of July, both Meninas will be on display in Altos de Chavón, Casa de Campo, thanks to the sponsorship of CEPM, Evergo, the Embassy of the Dominican Republic to the Kingdom of Spain, Casa de Campo and Altos de Chavón, with the mediation of Art and Museum Manager Josefina Pichardo Casasnovas.

Each sculpture has a QR code that allows the public to scan it with any mobile device to access additional information about the artists and the concept behind each work.

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