Around Nature

  • Visual arts
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Thu, June 10 —
    Sun, November 07, 2021
Around Nature

Spanish artist Juanli Carrión has designed a garden that includes botanical species representing the different stops during the first trip around the world.

On the occasion of the 5th Centenary of the first trip around the world, accomplished by Juan Sebastián Elcano and Ferdinand Magellan, Juanli Carrión has designed a garden commissioned by the Cultural Office of the Embassy of Spain.

The garden is the centerpiece of a program of activities organized by the Cultural Office of the Embassy of Spain that began in 2020 and included workshops, performances, and a series of online panel discussions presented in collaboration with the Cultural Programs of the National Academy of Sciences.

Commercial interests about clove and nutmeg were the principal motivation for Magellan & Elcano’s expedition that became the first trip around the world 500 years ago. The demand for these two spices in Europe would change the world forever on many levels: establishing the first global commercial route, connecting three continents ecologically and gastronomically, and setting the bases for our current globalized world.

The garden will be open to the public during the weekends in June starting on Friday, June 11, with special guided visits. Check out our open [OUT]doors program for more information.


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Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain, 2801 16th St NW, Washington, DC 20009


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Presented by the Cultural Office of the Embassy of Spain in Washington, D.C. Image courtesy of the artist



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