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Celebrating 21 years of cultural heritage: Museum of Belize hosts art exhibit of Pen Cayetano

Posted: Sunday, February 5, 2023. 8:45 pm CST.

By Breaking Belize News Staff: The 21st anniversary of the Museum of Belize was celebrated with an art exhibit showcasing the works of renowned Belizean artist and musician, Pen Cayetano. The Minister of Education, Culture, Science, and Technology, Francis Fonseca, was in attendance to mark the occasion and catch up with the artist and his wife, Ingrid Cayetano.

Pen Cayetano is widely regarded as one of Belize’s finest artists and musicians. He is famously known as the “King of Punta Rock” and his Turtle Shell Band has attained legendary status in the country. The minister was honoured to receive a personal tour of the exhibit from the master himself.

The Museum of Belize, under the leadership of Ilona Smiling and her dedicated team, has played a crucial role in preserving the cultural heritage of the country. The anniversary of the museum is a celebration of its continued efforts to promote the arts and culture of Belize.

Minister Fonseca offered his heartfelt congratulations to the team at the Museum of Belize, part of the National Institute of Culture and History (NICH) on their 21st anniversary, acknowledging the important work they do in preserving the cultural heritage of the country. He also expressed his admiration for the art and music of Pen Cayetano, who continues to inspire and captivate audiences around the world.

 

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