Art and Culture

Cultural Representative Teams

The Cultural Representative Teams contribute actively to the integral education of university students, fostering the development of citizens who are committed to their com- munity, and upholding values such as respect, social commitment, collegiality, solidarity and honesty. The students demonstrate their talents in diverse activities that include music, dance and theater. During the past five years more than 170,000 people have at- tended UDLAP cultural events both on and off campus. Events have been held in such places as Carnegie Hall in New York City, the Puebla Basilica, the Puebla State Fairgrounds, as well as various cultural venues throughout Mexico. The following information shows some examples of student participation in difficult cultural events.


  • Chorus
  • Opera
  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Zentzontle
  • Orchestra

Capilla del Arte

Capilla del Arte, is a unique, non-profit cultural organization established by Universidad de las Américas Puebla in one of the most highlight corners of the Puebla’s Historical Centre and is considered a heritage edification. The building is also distinguished by its eclectic and French-looking style, with an assemblable green and crystal iron structure, which arrived to the Port of Veracruz from Paris and was assembled in Puebla at the beginning of the 20th century. Originally, this edification was built by the Lion Brothers and commissioned to the Schwartz & Meurer firm, with the purpose of settling the biggest clothes and novelties warehouse in the country-side, with the name of “Mexico City Warehouses”; however, the building became better known by its latter name, “Fábricas de Francia” (Factories from France).

In 2009, the Mary Street Jenkins Foundation generously donated the ancient building to Universidad de las Américas Puebla, to transform it into a cultural spaces that opened its doors under the name of Capilla del Arte UDLAP. The privileged location in Puebla Historical Downtown makes of this cultural space an incentive of esthetical experiences for those who visit the contemporary art exhibits and attend to the unrestricted cultural activities. With our weekly and continuous program; visitors can enjoy new proposals from Mexican and foreign artists in our Art Gallery. They can also choose between attending a chamber music concert on Wednesdays, an Art and Coffee session on Thursdays hosted by one of our many guests, art cinema on Fridays, or enjoy plays and storytelling with all family during the weekend.

UDLAP Art Collection

The UDLAP Art Collection grew through donations over the past five years, for a total of 205 artists that comprise the artistic assets. The institution collaborated with several institutions such as the Puebla Secretariat of Culture and Tourism, the National Fund for Culture and Arts, (FONCA), the National Institute of Fine Arts (INBA), the National Institute of Astrophysics, Optics and Elec- tronics (inaoe), the Puebla L’Alliance Française (AFP), the National Chamber of Industry and Transformation (CANACINTRA), the Benemérita Autonomous University of Puebla, (BUAP) and its Office of the Vice President for Extension and Cultural Dissemination, the Universidad Iberoamericana (IBERO), the Universidad de Arte (UNARTE), the Puebla Municipal Art and Culture Institute (IMACP) with “Ambulante” (an itinerant documentary), with the Creation and Artistic Development Stimulus Program (PECDA), the Art-Education Platform (PAE), the Humboldt School in Puebla, the Franz Mayer Museum, the Hispanic Society of America, the Estación Indianilla Cultural Center, Intaglio Publishing, The C dex Foundation, Stanford University Libraries, the Puebla State Council for Culture and Arts, the Chihuame Cultural Center, the UNAM Contemporary Art Museum (MUAC), the Mexican Popular Art Museum (MAP), Museum of Modern Art (mam), National Stamp Museum (MUNAE), Tamayo Contemporary Art Museum (MUTA), Museum of Oaxacan Painters (MUPO), Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo Museum-Studio (MEDR), Estanquillo Museum/Carlos Monsivais Collection, Mexican Museum of San Francisco, Robert Brady Museum, National Institute of Fine Arts (INBA), Codex-Mexico Foundation, Blaisten Collection, Luis Barragan Collection, Coppel Contemporary Art Collection, as well as independent art and culture organizations.

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