The Institute will be closed for observance of Easter from Thursday, April 17th to Saturday, April 19th


Open through May 17th, 2014 at the Mexican Cultural Institute

 

The Embassy of Mexico, through its Cultural Institute, is honored to host an exhibit that reconstructs the history of Diego Rivera's Man at the Crossroads mural, thanks to the Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo Museums and Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

The exposition centers around the mural Rivera painted in New York City, reconstructing its history with reproductions of previously unpublished material, including letters, telegrams, contracts, sketches, and documents, following Rivera's commission, subsequent tension and conflict, and finally, the mural's destruction.

Don't miss this opportunity to relive the complicated polemics of Rivera's mural in New York, in the first US exhibition to fully explore the mural's unique historical trajectory!

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2829 16th St NW
Washington, DC 20009
Open through May 17th, 2014
Free Admission

Open M-F 10-6, Sat 12-4
Metro: Columbia Heights


Monday, April 21st, 12:00pm at the District Architecture Center

 

Join us at the District Architecture Center for a lecture and book signing by Dr. James Oles. This lecture will explore questions in relation to Dr. Oles' new book Art and Architecture in Mexico, the first comprehensive survey covering the colonial through contemporary periods in almost fifty years!

The event is free to the public. Signed copies of Dr. Oles' book, "Art and Architecture in Mexico", will be available for $30. Please select the number of books you want to purchase at the end of the registration process. You must reserve your book(s) by April 7 if you would like to purchase.

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District Architecture Center
421 7th Street NW DC
12:00pm, Monday, April 21st
Free Admission, RSVP recommended:
Register here


Thursday, April 24th, 3:00pm at the Mexican Cultural Institute

 

Architecture Week is a series of public events that celebrate architecture in the nation's capital. With this 16th celebration, Architecture Week will shine a spotlight on Washington's foreign embassies and institutions, including our own Mexican Cultural Institute. Join us at noon on Thursday, April 24th for a tour of our 16th Street Mansion!

The tour will be led by esteemed architectural historian Pamela Scott, who specializes in the history of Washington's planning and built environment. She has taught the History of Washington Architecture at several universities and curated exhibits for the Library of Congress, National Building Museum, Capitol Historical Society, Historical Society of Washington, and Department of Interior Museum on topics from the eighteenth to the twentieth centuries relating to Washington's history. Click here to read more about Pamela Scott.


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Mexican Cultural Institute
2829 16th Street NW DC
3-4:30pm, Thursday, April 24th
Free Admission, RSVP recommended:
rsvp@instituteofmexicodc.org


Tuesday, April 29th, 9:00am - 6:00pm at the Mexican Cultural Institute

 

Please join us Tuesday, April 29th for a one-day symposium: From History to Science in the Early Modern Atlantic. The symposium will explore the role of indigenous people, ethnographers, and naturalists in the Spanish Atlantic in the development of early modern science. We will have a keynote by Jorge Cañizares Esguerra, two plenaries by José Pardo Tomás and Carlos Viesca Treviño and presentations by María Portuondo, Marcy Norton, Ralph Bauer and Jaime Marroquín Arredondo. Please see below for a tentative schedule.

The event is sponsored by the Medieval and Early Modern Studies (MEMSI) at George Washington University, the Kislak Family Foundation, the Early Americas Working Group, the Mexican Institute of Culture, the Embassy of Spain and George Washington University.


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Mexican Cultural Institute
2829 16th Street NW DC
Tuesday, April 29th, 9:00am - 6:00pm
Free Admission, RSVP recommended:
RSVP Here


Wednesday May 7, 2014, 6:45 pm at the Mexican Cultural Institute

 

Don't miss Roberto Kolb's lecture on Mexican composer Silvestre Revueltas, as part of the Redes Festival! Join Kolb as he asks whether for Redes, Revueltas was composing for film or filming for music.

Roberto Kolb is today's leading Revueltas authority. A professor at the School of Music of the National University of Mexico, he is the chief editor of the Revueltas Critical Edition published by the National University of Mexico. He is also the founder and artistic director of Camerata de las Américas, an inter-American orchestra dedicated mainly to the research, recording and performance of twentieth century music written in the Americas. He has previously collaborated with PostClassical Ensemble for a Revueltas/Chavez festival at the Library of Congress.


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Mexican Cultural Institute
2829 16th Street NW DC
Wednesday May 7, 2014 at 6:45 pm
Free Admission, RSVP recommended:
rsvp@instituteofmexicodc.org


All Sessions 6:45pm at the Mexican Cultural Institute

 

The Mexican Cultural Institute is proud to announce the 2014 season of Mexican Table! The season kicks off on March 19th when Pati's Mexican Table returns with Diego Rivera's Table in conjunction with our Man at the Crossroads exhibition! Then, on on June 5th, Pati will present the engaging historical session True Fusion: Mexico of the 16th Century, followed by Yucatán: Mexico's Culinary Outlier on October 9th, featuring a guest chef from the Yucatán! The season will end on with the "AfroMexico: African Influences in the Mexican Table" session, highlighting the richly diverse heritage of Veracruz on December 4th.









Mexican Cultural Institute
2829 16th Street NW DC
For ticketing information, click here


Saturday, May 3rd, 2013, 12 - 4pm at the Mexican Cultural Institute

 

Don't miss Cultural Tourism DC's 5th Annual Around the World Embassy Tour, the capstone event of Passport DC. Embassies from around the globe open their doors and welcome visitors to experience the art and culture.

This year, The Mexican Embassy's Cultural Institute will display the Diego Rivera: Man at the Crossroads exhibition, offer traditional Mexican games and live children's music. Mari Paz, accomplished pianist, will accompany Adriana Gonzalez, singing Mexico's traditional "Cri-Cri" music for children.

At 1:30pm, join us for a free concert by Radio Jarocho, who will introduce you to traditional music from Veracruz, son jarocho. NPR has praised the group for their great lyrics and edgy attitude. So come on down for a family-friendly afternoon of Passport DC with music, games, and art at Mexico's home in the United States!

2829 16th St NW
Washington, DC 20009
Saturday, May 3rd, 12 - 4pm
Free Admission


Monday, April 28th at 6pm, George Mason University

 

Sixty years ago, the landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision ended the nation's "separate but equal" laws. Although the case was focused on the integration of African American students in the nation's schools, educational inequality was never simply a black/white issue and also did not simply go away with the change in law.

Join us on the George Mason University campus on Monday, Apr. 28 at 6p.m. for a screening of Stolen Education, a film that depicts how an unequal education profoundly affected Mexican American students. A lively discussion then follows with the filmmaker and a panel of esteemed experts about the relevancy of Brown today.

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Mason Hall
George Mason University
Monday, April 28th, 6pm
Free Admission


at the The Smithsonian Museum of Natural History Maryland Science Center

 

Flight of the Butterflies 3D follows the fascinating journey of the monarch butterfly. Weighing less than a penny, it makes one of the longest migrations on Earth across a continent to a place it has never known. Experience millions of them in the remote mountain peaks of Mexico, with breathtaking cinematography from an award-winning team including Oscar winner Peter Parks. Be captivated by the true and compelling story of an intrepid scientist's 40-year search to find their secret hideaway. Unravel the mysteries and experience the Flight of the Butterflies. For a trailer, click here.

The Smithsonian Museum of Natural History
Constitution Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20560
For tickets, click here
Take metro to the Smithsonian Station

The Maryland Science Center
601 Light Street
Baltimore, MD 21230
For tickets, click here