A SPACE FULL OF CULTURE
A place full of culture and history that was created to enhance our culture, "nourished by our richest traditions." Located in the Ecuadorian capital for the pleasure of national and international tourists. It is a space of the most famous cultural events in the country.
On August 9, 1944, President María Velasco Ibarra promulgated the decree by which the Ecuadorian House of Culture was created with the aim of "strengthening the historical evolution of the country whose fundamental purpose seeks to direct culture with an essentially national spirit." The idea was to restore confidence in the country after a serious territorial collapse.
The House of Culture takes its name from its creator, Benjamín Carrión, a lucid writer of our national thought who took the challenge of building this emblematic place. Taking as an example small nations that were among the richest in culture and history.
Within this place there are several spaces for different cultural themes. The Museum of the House of Culture seeks to collaborate with the development of cultural rights through the exhibition and exhibition of features typical of Ecuadorian culture.
Similarly, it has an extensive library open to the public where a large number and variety of books of all kinds is stored. This library was rescued from what was the colonial library preserved by the Jesuits of the Society of Jesus.
Likewise, the House of Culture has a kinematics dedicated to the preservation and dissemination of Ecuadorian audiovisual works and records and the exhibition of independent films of the world. Here, national and international films are presented weekly for the entire public.
But that's not all, the Ecuadorian House of Culture is the site of great plays, as well as famous national and international artists. Also, being a cultural place is a space to learn. Here courses of painting, acting, cinema, photography, dance, orchestra, among others, are taught.
Likewise, they have their own radio program where they deal with various cultural and artistic topics on a daily basis in order to keep the community informed.
Photos: Casa de la Cultura Ecuatoriana (Facebook)