The Sor Juana Festival is a multidisciplinary festival that honors one of Mexico’s greatest writers, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, a 17th-century Mexican nun who valued and fought for a woman’s right to education. Sor Juana was a celebrated playwright, mathematician and poet in her own time and is considered the first feminist of the Americas. Through this unique festival, we celebrate the legacy of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz and pay tribute to the rich artistic accomplishments of Mexican women from both sides of the border.
Since its founding in 1994, the Sor Juana Festival continues to be unique in its scope and focus. The festival has presented high profile artists such as: Angélica Aragón, Vikki Carr, Lynda Carter, Ana Castillo, Sandra Cisneros, Elena Poniatowska, and Julieta Venegas.
This year we are excited to highlight emerging and celebrated artists like Ely Guerra, Esperanza Gama, Maria Hinojosa and many more! There’s something for everyone, so round up your friends, invite your tías, and get ready for an unforgettable festival.
The Sor Juana Festival will take place at NMMA as scheduled during the Museum's gallery closures.