The Mexican Cultural Institute, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, and the Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera Museums present the exhibition Man at the Crossroads: Diego Rivera's Mural at Rockefeller Center, opening the 21st of November.
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centers around the mural Rivera painted in New York City, reconstructing its history with reproductions of previously unpublished material, including letters, telegrams, contracts, sketches, and documents, following Rivera's commission, subsequent tension and conflict, and finally, the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!Read More
2829 16th St NW
Washington, DC 20009
Open through March 15th, 2014
Open M-F 10-6, Sat 12-4
Metro: Columbia Heights
Don't miss the Mexican Cultural Institute's exciting end-of-year and Christmas concert featuring the world-renown Estudiantina La Salle! The estudiantina, an ensemble of university students, are important to the musical tradition of Mexico, Spain, and Latin America, where these groups roam the streets playing music as a traveling party.
The Estudiantina La Salle comes from Universidad La Salle in Mexico, and are one of the more celebrated estudiantinas in all of Latin America. At the Mexican Cultural Institute, they'll perform a selection of holiday and non-holiday themed songs in a unique, festive atmosphere. Embrace the wonderful traditions of the Latin American estudiantina through a scintillating performance from some of its finest practitioners!
2829 16th St NW
Washington, DC 20009
Saturday, December 14th, 12pm
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“A Celebration of Mexico,” a two-day conference and accompanying display at the Library of Congress, will open on December 12, the Day of the Virgin of Guadalupe, a popular national holiday in Mexico. The event will feature music, film, sound recordings—all from the Library—as well as presentations by eminent Mexican and Mexican-American writers, artists, and scholars. It will shine a bright light on Mexican identity as well as on the Mexican American experience. It will be moderated by chief curators of the Library of Congress, who are uniquely equipped to tell this story.
Among the confirmed speakers are: Miguel León-Portilla, world-renowned for his scholarship on the ancient language of Náhuatl, which is still spoken by one and a half million people in Central America. Enrique Krauze, Mexico’s leading public intellectual, who has written some of the most bracing perspectives on Mexican and Latin American history. The prizewinning novelists Carmen Boullosa, Álvaro Enrigue, and Jorge Volpi, whose works have opened a new way for Mexican letters. Leonardo López Luján, the preeminent archaeologist and historian of pre-Hispanic Mexico, whose Templo Mayor project is unearthing the Aztec metropolis that lies beneath Mexico City. Sandra Cisneros, the acclaimed American author, who wrote the memorable, groundbreaking novel about Mexican-American identity, The House on Mango Street.
The Library of Congress
Thomas Jefferson Building
10 First Street, SE
Washington, DC 20540
December 12th-13th, 2013
Latin American Interior Designers, Engineers, and Architects (LA.IDEA) is pleased to invite you to the 2013 Maestros de Arquitectura Fall Lecture by Mexican Architect Mr. Enrique Norten, Founder of TEN Arquitectos in NY.
Maestros de Arquitectura is a unique lecture series created to recognize renowned Latin American architects for their professional accomplishments and personal journey as Latinos succeeding in the U.S. and around the world.
Enrique Norten, Hon. FAIA was born in Mexico City where he graduated from the Universidad Iberoamericana with a degree in architecture in 1978. He obtained a Master of Architecture from Cornell University in 1980. In 1986 he founded TEN Arquitectos (Taller de Enrique Norten Arquitectos) in Mexico City, initiating a lifelong commitment to Architecture and Design. Among others awards, Enrique Norten was the first Mies van der Rohe Award recipient for Latin American Architecture in 1998, and in 2007 he obtained the "Legacy Award" from the Smithsonian Institution for his contributions to the US arts and culture.
Enrique Norten has lectured all over the world in a diverse array of institutions and universities. Throughout his career, he has balanced the practice of architecture with a constant participation on international juries and award committees such as the World Trade Center Site Memorial Competition in New York City.
District Architecture Center
421 7th Street NW
Washington, DC, 20004
December 17th, 6:30-8:30pm
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Don't miss a unique concert of Exuberant music by 16th- and 17th-century Latin American and Spanish composers for the Christmas season and lively rhythms of early baroque dances. With vocal ensemble, guitar, harp, violin, viol, and bassoon at the Folger Shakespeare Library, featuring their celebrated Folger Consort! The program, with various showtimes throughout December 13th - 22nd, also features a number of ancillary events, listed below.
Friday, December 13 & 20, 7pm
Early Music Seminar
Wednesday, December 11, 6pm
$15, light-fare reception included
SPECIAL FAMILY EVENT
Explore our Instruments
Saturday, December 21, prior to 2pm concert
Learn about period instruments in an interactive event
with the concert performers and area musicians.
Free to guests attending the 2pm performance
on December 21.
Folger Shakespeare Library
201 East Capitol St SE
Washington, DC, 20003
December 13-22, 2013
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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
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Take metro to the Smithsonian Station
The Maryland Science Center
601 Light Street
Baltimore, MD 21230
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