The Teguise City Council has reopened the centers of cultural interest of the Villa de Teguise to the public and works to recover cultural activity in the municipality despite an unprecedented current situation, which requires new protocols and new ways for professionals of the sector can make their art reach the general public.
The Casa Museo del Timple has reopened its doors at the Palacio Spínola de la Villa de Teguise, as a center that combines the functions of museum, study center and cultural space, in order to disseminate, preserve and study the traditional culture of the Canary Islands , having as central axis the most representative musical instrument of the archipelago, the timple. That is why it houses a wide collection of timples, as well as instruments from other countries that give dimension to the use of this type of small guitar by many cultures from different parts of the planet.
A space directed by the timplist Benito Cabrera, who since he was born in 2013 offers a unique program for its intimate nature, which includes activities such as concerts, courses and talks each season, among other events organized by the Teguise City Council. The Casa Museo will continue its regular schedule from Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Sundays from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (Saturdays closed).
The curator of the Casa Museo, Benito Cabrera, will present the programming for this new and unheard-of season, full of virtual activities, which over time and pending the sanitary phases will be face-to-face, with Teguise’s commitment to giving opportunity to the musicians of Lanzarote to develop part of their work in difficult times.
Likewise, the Santo Domingo de la Villa de Teguise Convent (1698) and which constitutes the Architectural Ensemble currently formed by the Teguise City Council and the Church of Santo Domingo, recovers its essence as a Center for Contemporary Art, with the continuation of the inaugurated exhibition in February by Lanzarote Art Gallery and its curator Eduardo Fariña. The pictorial works of the writer, journalist and artist Vicente Verdú will be shown to the public until the end of October, every day from 10:00 to 14:00 (except Monday and Saturday).
Under the title Pintor de la vida, this exhibition is a selection of Vicente Verdú’s work, which stands out “for its colors, its always strong and vivid tones, and for its impossible mixtures with an amazing result and with that overwhelming capacity”, such and as Eduardo Fariña defines it.