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Opening Party of Shipwrecked! Preserving Our Underwater Heritage

  • Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain 2801 16th Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20009 United States (map)

SPAIN arts & culture presents Shipwrecked! Preserving Our Underwater Heritage, an interactive exhibit on the untold stories of Spanish shipwrecks found in US coasts.

Spanish design and videomapping artists Cynthia Gonzalez and Ines Vila from WOT Studio, and Spanish archaeologist Carlos León (The Last Voyage of the Frigate Mercedes: A Cultural Treasure Recovered) come together to present this interactive exhibit on the untold stories of Spanish vessels lost at sea. The exhibit seeks to raise awareness about the need to preserve and protect our underwater heritage. The first part of the exhibition will include informational material about the sites, while the second will combine video installations and testimonies from the 16th and 17th centuries, highlighting the events surrounding the shipwrecks and the treasures left behind. As a whole, the exhibit will showcase the historic Spanish shipwrecks that lie just off the North American Coast, as well as the intersection between trade and culture during our golden age. 

This exhibit is presented by SPAIN arts & culture in collaboration with the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration thanks to the support of the Spanish Assistant Office of Heritage Protection, and will run concurrently with Eat Spain Up!.



Earlier Event: September 28
K-Cinema: The Wailing
Later Event: September 28
Artistic Residencies: Chantal Peñalosa