Paseo de las Artes Panama

El Paseo de las Artes, or The Art Promenade, premiers on January 17th at 5:00 p.m. (until 11:00 p.m.) at Parque Francisco Arias Paredes in Bella Vista.

The Paseo de las Artes features 7 mini plays (in Spanish) of 15 minutes each, ranging in topics from comedy to drama. These particular plays will be available from January 17th until February 16th, after which their second season will begin. The cost per play is $5.00.

El Elefante de Venus presents Improvisación Teatral

The theater El Elefante de Venus (The Elephant of Venus) presents Improvisación Teatral (Theater Improvisation) in container 1. You can expect lots of different dynamics and public interaction during these 15 minutes!

El Elefante de Venus presenta Improvisación Teatral - Paseo de las Artes Panama

La Más Fuerte de August Strindberg

La Más Fuerte, adapted and directed by Tere Mans, will make you feel a thousand emotions in just 15 minutes. The synopsis is: One day near Christmas, she meets Emmy in a cafe. After an initial bout of nervousness, she decides to put the cards on the table about something she suspects happened in the past.

La mas fuerte de August Strindberg - Paseo de las Artes Panama

Ese Dedo 

Ese Dedo, or That Finger, is a play directed by @pedropabloporras about a young man who decides to visit a urologist for a prostate exam. His greatest fear: that he might like it. Despite this uncertainty, he decides to take the risk. Get ready for a wild comedic ride!

Ese Dedo - Paseo de las Artes Panama

Esperando a Godot

Esperando a Godot (Waiting for Godot), presented by the University of Panama’s Compañía Universitaria de Teatro (University Theater Company), brings us back to the Theatre of the Absurd movement

The comedy is centered around two close friends, Estragon and Vladimir, who argue and play on the side of the road while they wait for their date with Godot.

Estragon complains that his boots do not fit while Vladimir’s legs become stiff due to a bladder problem. Then, Pozzo appears, who claims to own the land where they are.

Soon an emissary will appear announcing when Godo will appear.

Cita a Ciegas

There is always room in the lineup for a romantic comedy. Cita a Ciegas (Blind Date), directed by @merce97, is about a woman that, after several failed relationships and questioning if Mr. Right is out there, agrees to go on a blind date following her friends’ insistence.

Cita a Ciegas - Paseo de las Artes Panama

El Show de la Dra. Palo

Dra. Palo has arrived to Panama. The most fake real-life fictional talk show will be present during the first season of Paseo de las Artes in Panama after a very successful season at @paseowynwood. On this occasion, directed by @carlanicole26, Dra. Palo will have to face a chillingly funny case, which will leave her and her team “naked.” This play will surely make you laugh out loud, and raises a rampant debate about the current direction of humanity.


Maria has something very important to tell Juan, but in the middle of her conversation, interesting information about their personal lives is discovered. What will Maria decide about her relationship? Written and directed by Nestor Sosa.

Urano - Paseo de las Artes Panama

Mola Museum in Casco Viejo, Panama

The Mola Museum (“Museo de la Mola” in Spanish, or MUMO) opened on December 1st, 2019 in Casco Viejo, Panama.

The Mola Museum exhibits a total of 183 molas, all made by Guna women.

The Mola is a traditional textile art form made by the Guna indigineous group of Panama (and Colombia). Molas are fabric sewn onto panels that feature complex, bright, multi-layer designs using a reverse appliqué technique. In the Guna language, called Dulegaya, mola means “clothes” or “blouse”. Traditionally, the full Guna dress includes a skirt (“saburet” in Dulegaya), a red and yellow head scarf (“musue” in Dulegaya), sleeves for the arms and legs (“wini” in Dulegaya), a gold nose ring (“ondau” in Dulegaya), and earrings(“dulemor” in Dulegaya).

History of the Mola

Molas originated from the Guna tradition where women painted their bodies with geometric designs, using naturally available colors. After the Spanish colonization and subsequent contact with missionaries, the Gunas began to transfer their traditional geometric designs onto fabrics, first painting them and then using the reverse appliqué technique. It is unclear when this technique was first used, though it is assumed that older molas date between 150 and 170 years old.

Over the last 50 years, in addition to the more traditional geometric designs, the Gunas began to incorporate both realistic and abstract designs of flowers, animals, birds and water into their molas.

Depending on the tradition of each Guna Yala island, Guna women begin to make molas once they reach puberty, though some start much earlier. Molas are extremely signifant to the Gunas, as they are the primary piece of art that represents their tradition and culture. Travelers can see Guna women all over Panama, including Casco Viejo, wearing traditional dress and selling molas as souvenirs.

According to the Guna belief, molas serve to prevent evil spirits from possessing indigenous people and to celebrate important rituals, such as the celebration of puberty.

Production of the Mola

Molas are made entirely by hand using several layers (usually 2 to 7) of different colors, which are sewn together. The design is then formed by cutting different parts out of each layer and then sewing their edges. The highest quality molas feature an extremely fine stitch, where very small and thin needles are used.

The primary design is normally cut from the first layer, and then the other progressively smaller designs are cut from the other layers, revealing the colors below. It is also possible to cut several layers at the same time or to change the color sequence. Some molas incorporate patches of contrasting colors, which gives the design color variation.

The quality of molas can greatly vary, which creates a difference in price. High quality molas features numerous layers and extremely fine stitching.

Molas can take anywhere from a couple of weeks to 6 months to make, depending on the complexity of the design.

Location of the Mola Museum in Casco Viejo, Panama City, Panama

El Colegio II Building
Jose de Obaldia Street
Casco Viejo, Panama

Mola Museum Location in Casco Viejo, Panama

Alberto Motta Foundation

The Mola Museum is part of a project that belongs to the Alberto Motta Foundation. The Alberto Motta Foundation focuses on contributing to projects and programs of education, health, culture, environment and decent housing, and the Mola Museum falls perfectly into culture and education. Since 2017, the Alberto Motta Foundation has been backed by Guna through an agreement signed with the Guna Yala General Congress, Guna General Congress of Madungandi, Guna General Congress of Wargandi, Guna General Congress of Tagarkunyal and the General Congress of Guna Culture, with the aim to provide a space to appreciate the Mola as a piece of art.

Christmas in Panama 2019

The Alcaldía de Panamá, or Panama City’s Mayor’s office, has organized the following activites in celebration of Christmas.

  • December 1st – Encendido Del Alumbrado (Lighting of the Chrismtas Lights) – Cinta Costera
  • December 7th – Posada Navideña (Traditional Latin American celebration observing the birth of Jesus Christ) – Parque Urracá
  • December 15th – Desfile De Navidad – Christmas Parade – Cinta Costera
  • December 21st – Los Niños Pintan La Navidad – Kids Paint Christmas – Cinta Costera

Amador Cruise Terminal in Panama City, Panama

The Amador Cruise Terminal, located on Perico Island of the Amador Causeway in Panama City, Panama, is the first cruise terminal located on Panama’s Pacific coast. Panama has another cruise terminal on Panama’s Caribbean coast in the city of Colon here.

Panama’s Amador Cruise Terminal, a 165 million dollar project, was built by the Panamanian government, led and supervised by Panama’s Maritime Authority (AMP).

Amador Cruise Terminal Panama City Panama

Panama’s Maritime Authority announced its intention to develop the cruise terminal in late 2016. The Amador Cruise Terminal’s primary purpose is to become a home port for cruises that travel north and south along the Pacific, allowing thousands of travelers to pass through Panama en route to national and international destinations. Being a home port will promote Panama’s tourism sector and create direct and indirect employment opportunities, as well as contributing to the sustainable development of Panama.

According to data from the Panama Maritime Authority, the Norwegian Star cruise ship, belonging to the Norwegian Cruise Line, has already made the first home port reservation for October 2020

The cruise ship Island Princess, carrying over 2,000 passengers, docked at the Amador Cruise Terminal on October 2nd of this year, marking the beginning of the season.

Island Princess Cruise Ship Amador Causeway Panama

During the 8 hours that the cruise ships are docked at the Amador Cruise Terminal, over 60% of passengers take tours of the Panama Canal, Casco Viejo, Panama Viejo and the city center, while others visit the indigenous communities of lakes Gatun and Bayno.

Construction of the Amador Cruise Terminal

The Amador Cruise Terminal project was awarded in June 2017 to the Pacific Cruises Consortium, formed by Jan De Nul (JDN) and the China Harbor Engineering Company (CHEC). Both companies have developed marine infrastructure and engineering projects worldwide.

You can see a video of work that was done below.

CHEC is a subsidiary of China Communications Construction Company, the largest contractor in Asia and the third largest in the world. CHEC won the bid shortly after Panama established diplomatic relations with the People’s Republic of China, and thereby severed ties with Taiwan. The People’s Republic of China refuses to recognize any nation that formally recognizes Taiwan, a core part of its One-China policy.

Previous CHEC projects in Panama include the Port of Balboa Container Terminal Phase 3, awarded in 2002, and Evergreen’s Colon Container Terminal (CCT), awarded in 2013. The diplomatic timing was auspicious for another deal, and CHEC said that the bidding for the new terminal project was highly competitive, with interest from over 40 international firms.

“The diplomatic steps we made are bringing very precise benefits to the people of Panama with projects like this, where Chinese companies are participating with efficient costs,” said Panamanian president Juan Carlos Varela.

Panama’s Amador Causeway

Panama’s Maritime Authority has ambitious plans for the Amador Causeway. The man-made breakwater, built with excavation debris from the original Panama Canal, connects four small islands called Naos, Culebra, Perico and Flamenco. The Amador Causeway, as well as the Panama Canal and all Panama Canal Zone territories, was returned to Panamanian jurisdiction in 1999, and has seen considerable development since. The causeway and its islands are now home to a marina, a convention center, a Frank Gehry-designed museum and the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute’s aquarium. The Panamanian government recently invested $300 million in overhauling the area’s roads and infrastructure to support future development and tourism.

National Theater of Panama – 2019 Reinaguration

After four years and more than fifteen million dollars invested, the National Theater of Panama was reinaugurated on October 1st by Panama’s President, Laurentino Cortizo.

“This is an important ceremony because 111 years ago, on October 1, 1908, the theater’s doors opened for the first time. It is one of Panama’s most emblematic architectural works, built between 1905 and 1908,” Cortizo explained during the opening ceremony.

The National Theater of Panama, located in the heart of Casco Viejo next to the Church of San Francisco and the Plaza Bolivar, is a representative work of Panama’s neoclassical architecture. Prior to the theater’s construction, the site was occupied by the former convent of the Cloistered Nuns of the Embodiment until 1862, when the government of General Tomás Cipriano de Mosquera made it a military barracks. The theater was designed by Italian architect Genaro Ruggieri in the Italian operetta style. Its construction was ordered by Act 52 of 1904. Check out the National Theater and more on this Casco Viejo Walking  Tour.

The theater has capacity to accommodate 853 people, distributed in amphitheater, stalls, two floors of balconies, pit for the orchestra and a gallery.

Panama’s Minister of Culture, Carlos Aguilar, said that “all renovated infrastructure belonging to Panama’s cultural and national heritage will be well maintained and protected to safeguard what gives us identity and self-esteem.” Aguilar invited citizens to visit the theater and to take advantage of the available tours to learn more about its history.

National Theater of Panama Upcoming Events

October 2019

October 17 – Traditional Folkloric Gala
October 18 – Ricardo Miró Awards
October 23 & 24 – Contemporary Dance Performance “Refistuleros”

November 2019

November 5 to 17 – Musical “1903”
November 21 – Roberto Lewis Awards
November 27 – Roque Cordero Awards
November 31 & December 1 – Performance “Panama de Mil Colores”

December 2019

December 12 – Horacio Valdés Concert
December 19 to 22 – Christmas Show
December 27 & 28 – El Quijote – Panama Ballet Festival

National Theater of Panama Renovation

The renovation, which was initially estimated to cost 11 million dollars, was divided into two areas: the restoration of Roberto Lewis‘s works, considered priceless, and the building’s structure, including the ceilings, stage and outdoor terraces.

In addition to Roberto Lewis’s work, the works of decorator Enrico Conrado and Italian architect Genaro Ruggieri were renovated as well.

Comic Con Panama 2019

Comic Con Panama 2019 is right around the corner! Comic Con Panama will place August 23 – 25 in Panama City, Panama in the Atlapa Convention Center. See map here.

Friday, August 23: 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 24: 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 25 25: 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Comic Con Panama

Comic Con, which began in 1970 in the United States, has become a unique, pop culture event celebrated around the world. 2019 marks the event’s second consecutive year in Panama City, Panama.

Comic Con Panama 2019

Comic Con Panama will feature the best of pop culture in television, cinema, video games, comics, fantasy, role-playing, cosplay and much more.

Comic Con Panama will welcome national and international guests, as well as feature a full agenda of activities, including courses, contests, tournaments and much more!

Comic Con Panama 2019 Guests

Comic Con Panama’s guest of honor is Isaac Hempstead-Wright, the actor who played Bran Stark in HBO’s Game of Thrones. Check him out on Instagram here.

Isaac Hempstead Wright Bran Stark Comic Con Panama 2019

Other noteworthy guests include illustrator of the animated series Rick & Morty David Angelo Roman, cosplayer Lady Lemon and Panamanian film director Abner Benaim.

Comic Con Panama 2019 Collectors

Comic Con Panama’s Collectors section will feature a mega exhibition of figures, dioramas, LEGO, scale cars and much more!

Comic Con Panama 2019 Collectors

Comic Con Panama 2019 Gamer’s League

If you’re a gamer eager for an opportunity to show off your skills, check out the +Móvil Games League at Comic Con! The +Móvil Games League will host an Overwatch and a Fortnite tournament, where $12,000 in prizes are up for grabs. Learn more here.

Comic Con Panama 2019 Gamers League

Comic Con Panama 2019 Cosplay

Cosplay, a portmanteau of the words costume play, is a performance art in which participants called cosplayers wear costumes and fashion accessories to represent a specific character. More info here.

Comic Con Panama is the ideal opportunity for cosplayers to get decked out in their cosplay gear, and participate for prizes! Comic Con expects hundreds of cosplayers to come out and join the fun. If you’re interested in participating as a cosplayer, you can sign up here.

Comic Con Panama 2019 Cosplay

Comic Con Panama 2019 Artist Alley

Artist Alley will be a space at Comic Con Panama where amateur and professional artists can display their work, sketch and sell their work, including prints, CDs, comics and buttons. Artist Alley will feature international and national illustrators, and anyone else that wishes to share their art. If you’re interested in featuring your art at Artist Alley, you can sign up here.

Comic Con Panama 2019 Artist Alley

Comic Con Panama 2019 Gamer Zone

Comic Con Panama will feature a space dedicated to gamers, where video game aficionados can play and compete for prizes.

Comic Con Panama 2019 Gamer Zone

Comic Con Panama 2019 Shopping

Comic Con Panama will feature a space for companies from the entertainment industry to sell their goods and services. If you’re interested in selling during Comic Con, you can sign up here.

Comic Con Panama 2019 Shopping

Comic Con Panama 2019 Stage

In line with other Comic Con events around the world, Comic Con Panama will feature a stage, which will serve as the event’s nucleus. The stage will feature the event’s main activities, including guest presentations, product launches, film screenings, competitions and celebrity greetings.

Comic Con Panama 2019 Stage

Comic Con Panama 2019 Experience Zone

Comic Con Panama’s Experience Zone will feature exciting, interactive spaces where attendees can take photos, participate in events and share their passion with other guests and invited artists. 
Comic Con Panama 2019 Experience Zone

Comic Con Panama 2019 1966 Batmobile

To celebrate 80 years of Batman, the 1966 Batmobile will be on exhibit at Comic Con Panama. Attendees will have the opportunity to take photos and share their passion for Batman with others!

Comic Con Panama 2019 1966 Batmobile

Comic Con Panama 2019 Industry Zone

Comic Con Panama will feature the entertainment industry’s most important and iconic brands, including sneak peaks into future releases, as well as one-of-a-kind experiences.

Comic Con Panama 2019 Industry Zone

Comic Con Panama 2019 Panels

Comic Con Panama will feature an area focused on learning, including talks, conferences, workshops, exhibitions and more. If you’re interested in participating, you can sign up here.

Comic Con Panama 2019 Panels

Comic Con Panama 2019 Meet & Greet

Comic Con Panama’s Meet & Greet is the ideal moment to meet your favorite guests, where you can take a picture and get an autograph.

Panama says “adios” to plastic bags

Panama is the first country in Central America to ban the use of plastic bags in stores.

On June 20th, Panama joined the list of countries that are banning the use of plastic bags. The objective of the ban is to avoid polluting the environment, especially the oceans. A report by specialists from the European Commission concluded that 80% of garbage in the world’s oceans is plastic, due to its slow decomposition of polyethylene.

Plastic trash is found in the guts of more than 90% of the world’s sea birds (ref), in the stomachs of more than half of the world’s sea turtles (ref), and it’s even choking the life out of whales (ref). At the rate at which plastic is accumulating in the oceans of the planet, it’s predicted that, by 2050, the mass of plastic in the world’s oceans will exceed the mass of all the fish that live there (ref).


Panama bans the use of plastic bags in stores

Sea turtle with a half-eaten plastic bag in its mouth. (Credit: Yamamoto Biology / Creative Commons.)


Ban on Plastic Bags in Panama

The Law No. 1 of 2018 went into effect on Saturday, July 20th and applies to supermarkets, mini supermarkets, grocery stores and retail stores. This regulation will be extended to department stores and wholesalers in January 2020.

Panama is the first country in Central America to ban plastic bags. Environmental groups said they will present more bills to protect the environment. For example, Canada will soon ban the use of plastic cutlery and stirring sticks.

Officials  from Panama’s Authority of Consumer Protection and Competition Defense (ACODECO) have been and will continue to be available to educate consumers and merchants on the use of reusable bags. On Saturday, June 20th, ACODECO officials visited a total of 2,153 stores across Panama.

Museo de la Libertad y los Derechos Humanos, Panama

El Museo de la Libertad y los Derechos Humanos, or the Museum of Freedom and Human Rights in English, is one of Panama’s newest museums, inaugurated on May 21, 2019.

Museum of Freedom and Human Rights Panama

Rohingya Refugee Camp

The Museum of Freedom and Human Rights was born from the conviction, “We are all called upon to defend human rights.” The Museum is a space where both the evolution and regression of Panama’s freedom, human rights and democracy, from before the republican era to the contemporary era, will be objectively documented and exhibited.

The Museum of Freedom and Human Rights will contribute to the greater knowledge of Panama’s democratic history, including its setbacks, achievements and challenges. Additionally, it will be a space to foster knowledge and awareness of freedom and human rights around the globe, in terms of the observance and promotion of globally accepted principles and values, both present and in the past.

Objectives of Panama’s Museo de la Libertad y los Derechos Humanos

The museum has two primary objectives:

  • Looking to the past, to make a historical rescue of facts and events that should not be forgotten.
  • Looking to the future, to teach and raise awareness around fundamental freedoms and human rights in Panama and the world, to promote their defense and to strengthen the democratic culture.

Exhibitions at Panama’s Museo de la Libertad y los Derechos Humanos

Equality Building

Human Rights: yours, mine, universal

The Equality Building is the Museum of Freedom and Human Rights’s inaugural exhibition. The Equality Building exhibition outlines the history of the recognition and ratification of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Panama’s participation in the process.

Equality Building Museum of Freedom and Human Rights Panama

The Equality Building’s objective is to raise awareness and inspire visitors with illustrative cases, both national and international, of the expression and repression of these universal rights.

Memory Building

Panama’s Historic Memory

The Memory Building Exhibition is the Museum of Freedom and Human Rights’s central exhibition, which features Panama’s historical memory from the republican period to now. It illustrates key facts around important historical moments, such as the country’s independence, the military dictatorship, the 1989 invasion and the daily struggles for a representative democracy.

Memory Building Museum of Freedom and Human Rights Panama

Thanks to a collaboration with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, the Memory Building Exhibition will present a regional approach documenting illustrative cases that safeguard human rights.

Tolerance Building

Never Forget: the Holocaust and Nazi persecution during World War II.

The history of what happened to the Jewish people, disabled, Jehovah’s Witnesses, homosexuals, political opponents and other victims during the Second World War is known. The Tolerance Building presents the historical journey of what happened in Nazi Germany during the Holocaust, seeking to encourage moral and educational values through this atrocity of the last century.

World Alert: Genocides of the 20th and 21st Centuries

During the 2Oth and 21st centuries we have witnessed atrocities and massacres; among them, genocides that have attempted to destroy the existence of specific groups of people. Historical and contemporary examples review extreme human cruelty and explore the definition of a genocide, warning signs and those situations that lead to inhumanities and exterminations.

The Tolerance Building explores and documents these terrible events, sending a message of hope, morals and education to future generations.

Location and Hours of Museo de la Libertad y los Derechos Humanos

Monday: Closed
Tuesday – Friday: 9:30am – 4:30pm
Saturday: 9:30 – 5:30pm
Sunday: 10am – 4pm

Panama City Turns 500 on August 15, 2019

Panama City, Panama, the Pacific coast’s oldest European settlement, will turn 500 years on August 15, 2019, an event that has not gone unnoticed by large media outlets such as Vogue and The Telegraph.

Panama City 500

Though Panama celebrates 500 years this year, planning began in 2014 when the Municipality of Panama created the 500 Years Since the Founding of Panama City Commission, tasking it with creating the lead-up to the 500 years celebration, including activities and projects that would contribute to raising awareness, to education and to creating spaces for public participation, such as debate on the cultural, historical and patrimonial values of this historic city. The Panama City 500 Commission has the strategic, logistic and administrative support of the United Nations Development Programme(UNDP). Read more about the UNDP’s participation here.









The Panama City 500 commemoration program has been created around 4 key pillars:

    • Activities focused on the recovery of historical memory and the creation of cultural infrastructure.
    • Events that highlight the diversity of cultural expressions that exist and coexist in the city. 
    • Activities that will be taken to Panama City neighborhoods in order to highlight the tradition of solidarity and tolerance, characteristics of Panama.
    • Activities that facilitate the collective reflection on the city we want for future generations, as well as the actions that allow the celebration to be known outside the country. 

Panama City 500 Events

Celebrations began in August 2017, including a variety of arts and cultural activities and events to commemorate this historic moment.  

Numerous events are planned leading up to August 15th, including:

Museum of Panama City

The Museum of Panama City has become an integral component of Panama City’s 500 year celebration on August 15, 2019. The Museum of Panama City is an initiative that seeks to present public spaces as itinerant exhibition halls, with the aim of encouraging dialogue among visitors.

Museum of Panama City MUCPA

This new cultural space will be an institution that is relevant, useful and close to people so that they can create content for exhibitions, propose activities and share with others. The Museum of Panama City (MUCPA) proposes to include the voices of citizens and residents as the main actors in the shaping of Panama City’s history. In order to achieve this, the Museum of Panama City will focus on inclusion, where over 600 people have participated to date. 

Museum of Panama City Location

The Museum of Panama City, including its exhibitions, activities and programs, intends to become an agent of change to generate a new way of perceiving Panama City. 

The museum will be simultaneously located in the following places. Get a detailed map here.

  • Avenida Ecuador
  • Instituto Conmemorativo Gorgas para Estudios de la Salud
  • Casa Museo del Banco Nacional
  • Archivos Nacionales
  • Avenida Central
  • Ruta del 9 de Enero
  • Plaza Belisario Porras
  • Teatro Gladys Vidal y Edificio Hatillo

Museum of Panama City Exhibits

  1. To the sounds of coconuts: Urbanism in Panama City (A la bulla de los cocos: Urbanismo de la ciudad de Panamá)
    • Location: National Archive (Archivo Nacional). See map here.
    • Subject: Urbanism and cartography
    • Synopsis: Panama City is perceived as chaotic, disorderly and, to a certain extent, aggressive. However, looking back, it was not always like this. Check out the National Archive to learn more about the problems that a city can face once it stops worrying about growth and structure, as well as what’s being done to mitigate the current problems and those that climate change will bring in the following years.
    • Hours: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  2. This is how the City was (Así fue la Ciudad)
    • Location: House of the Municipality (San Felipe). See map here.
    • Subject: Photography
    • Synopsis: Casco Viejo is known today for its beautifully restored buildings, delicious restaurants and trendy rooftop bars offering spectacular views of Panama City. However, at the end of the 19th century, before the arrival of the Universal Company of the Panama Interoceanic Canal (1882), the panorama was very different. At that time, thousands of travelers were crossing the isthmus headed for San Francisco, hoping to strike it rich, leaving behind written and photographic accounts of Panama City. One such account is that of Eadweard Muybridge, famous for his research and techniques on photographing movement.
    • Hours: Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  3. Imagining the City (Imaginando la Ciudad)
    • Location: Gladys Vidal Theater. See map here.
    • Subject: Film
    • Synopsis: Is it possible to analyze a society of a certain era through film? With this exhibition + film series, visitors can explore the last 115 years of audiovisual productions in Panama City to see how the urban landscape and imagery in films have changed. 
    • Date: Screenings every Thursday from June to December at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.
  4. Empowered Women (Empoderadas)
    • Location: Giant prints on several buildings’ exteriors in Calidonia. See map here.
    • Subject: Women
    • Synopsis: Many women have suffered, and currently suffer, a tangible difference in roles, functions, obligations and rights with respect to men. This discrimination limits or completely voids their independence and autonomy. This exhibition challenges the observer’s preconceptions about the work that a woman can or cannot do. Who said they were the weaker sex?
    • Date: June 2019
  5. Trans-Isthmic route (Ruta transístmica)
    • Location: Virtual reality goggles located in the Cuchilla de Calidonia (see map here) and the Remón Cantera Park.
    • Subject: Historic paths
    • Synopsis:  Since its founding, Panama City has been a strategic actor on the global political stage. This exhibition highlights Panama’s role as a commercial route and what it looked like during the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries.
      Date: August 2019
  6. January 9, 1964: Road to sovereignty (El 9 de enero de 1964: camino a la soberanía)
    • Location: Travel from the National Institute (see map here), passing through Gorgas Street (see map here) to the Ascanio Arosemena training center in Balboa (see map here).
    • Subject: Civic responsibility
    • Synopsis: Download the Museum of Panama City’s audio guides and relive the afternoon of January 9, 1964, during which a group of students decided to peacefully march towards the former Canal Zone and request that US authorities raise the Panamanian flag in accordance with the agreements signed between the United States and Panama. The students were greeted by an amped-up crowd that started to push and shove. The Panamanian flag was torn in the midst of the brawl, unleashing a wave of violence that ended in an armed confrontation between civilians and the military, as well as the subsequent breakdown of diplomatic relations between Panama and the United States.
    • Date: August 2019
  7. The culture to the street (La cultura a la calle)
    • Location: Gorgas Memorial Institute for Health Studies, Justo Arosemana Avenue, in front of the Hatillo Building. See map here.
    • Subject: Panama City cultural heritage
    • Synopsis: Through cultural manifestations, people can express where we come from, who we are or to which group we belong. However, the absence of cultural criteria in public policies of the State contributes to the destruction of cultural heritage. This exhibition will explore the cultural manifestations of Panama City’s residential communities, where we’ll realize that, in the end, we are all culture.
    • Date: September 2019
  8. Architectural Styles of the 20th Century (Estilos arquitectónicos del siglo XX)
    • Location: Various buildings in Calidonia (see map here) and Bella Vista (see map here).
    • Subject: Architecture
    • Synopsis: After four centuries of colonial architecture, the twentieth century represents a fracture in Panama City’s architectural history due to its integration of current international trends. In this exhibition, you will visit the city and get to know firsthand what are the aspects that differentiate one style from the other.
    • Date: September 2019
  9. Memories of the City (Memorias de la Ciudad)
    • Location: Avenida Ecuador. See map here.
    • Subject: Oral history
    • Synopsis: This exhibition features Panama City’s oral tradition through residents’ telling of their daily experiences.
    • Date: September 2019
  10. Panamanian style: Interpersonal stories (A lo panameño: historias interpersonales)
    • Location: National Bank House Museum
    • Subject: Art
    • Synopsis: This exhibition will explore a selection of stories that reflect interpersonal relationships throughout the centuries, featuring the voices of curators, emerging artists and members of the San Miguel community in Calidonia.
    • Date: October 2019
    • Hours: Monday through Friday.- 8 am to 4 pm