Open from June 10th to July 31st at the Mexican Cultural Institute

 

The Embassy of Mexico, through its Cultural Institute, honors Nobel Laureate Octavio Paz in its latest exhibition, Octavio Paz: De la palabra a la mirada. The exhibit, curated by Miguel Cervantes and Marie Jo Paz, brings together Paz's artist books, capturing Paz's indelible word through the illustration of renowned artists from Mexico and abroad. Rufino Tamayo, Juan Soriano, Vicente Rojo, Marcel Duchamp, Antoni Tàpies, Robert Motherwell, Balthus, and Cy Twombly give greater meaning to the world of Paz's words in this exhibit; don't miss the opportunity to immerse yourself in the artistry of this homage to one of Mexico's greatest writers.









2829 16th St NW
Washington, DC 20009
Open from June 10th to July 31st
Free Admission

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


From July 3rd to 31st at the Mexican Cultural Institute

 

Come to the Mexican Cultural Institute for Sandra Pani's scintillating My Intangible Self exhibition, presenting the recent work of celebrated Mexican visual artist Sandra Pani, whose trajectory has been characterized by the exploration of the body, its structure and its relationship with natural phenomena. In addition, it puts into play the viewer's body and sensibility, through the placement of gesture in dialogue with emptiness, and through the diverse textures, transparencies and contrasts generated by the different surfaces employed and the variety of instruments with which the artist inscribes her lines and brushstrokes. Pani's latest explorations employ superimposed veilings that both invite deciphering and impede a definitive reading, opening up a multiplicity of possible interpretations, which construct a continuous dialogue between the identity of the painter and that of her public.

Don't miss Sandra Pani's solo exhibition here, opening July 3rd, 2014!




2829 16th St NW
Washington, DC 20009
Opening July 3rd, 2014
Free Admission

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


Thursday, July 24th, 6:45pm at the Mexican Cultural Institute

 

Don't miss De Beirut a Cosamaloapan, a summer concert event featuring the Eblen Macari Trio, laureled Mexican artists boasting a unique fusion of improvisation and world music. Comprised of the talented Eblen Macari, Olga Martínez, and Kabalan Macari, the group uses myriad instruments to uncover the baroque and levantine influences in Mexican music.

Come to the Mexican Cultural Institute for an unforgettable evening of avant-garde world music and summer spectacle!

One of the most outstanding Mexican fusion experiences is that of the Eblen Macari Trio. This group is comprised of the talent of Eblen Macari, composer and guitarist, Olga Martínez, harpsichordist, and Kabalan Macari, percussionist. Macari has explored a vast spectrum of sounds, utilizing modern technology to explore classical guitar possibilities, transforming the sounds of this integral instrument. The group surveys sounds of classical guitar, ethnic roots, and the freedom of jazz and electronic experimentation. Using both eight- and six-string guitars with electronics, synthesizers, and Arabic percussion, the sound of the Eblen Macari Trio is unlike any other.

Having performed at festivals throughout Mexico, the U.S. and Europe, they have made important contributions to music, developing and consolidating trends in music. The sound of the Eblen Macari Trio melts time and territory, taking its audience on an audio tour of Mexican land and tradition.

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2829 16th St NW
Washington, DC 20009
Thursday, July 24th, 6:45pm
Free Admission

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September 20th - 28th at the Kennedy Center

 

Inspired by the magical realism of Nobel Prize-winning Colombian author Gabriel García Márquez (Love in the Time of Cholera), Florencia in the Amazon was the first-ever Spanish-language commission by major U.S. opera companies, and an instant audience smash when it premiered in 1996. Don't miss the groundbreaking opera when it comes to the Kennedy Center for a limited engagement this September!

Two-time Grammy Award-winning American soprano Christine Goerke stars as a famous opera singer who embarks upon an enchanted riverboat journey in late Mexican American composer Daniel Catán's mesmerizing opera. Returning after 20 years to her South American homeland of Brazil, Florencia Grimaldi boards the El Dorado in disguise and heads up the Amazon to sing at an opera house in the capital. Along the way, she hopes to track down her long-lost lover, a butterfly hunter who has disappeared in the jungle. Beset by storms and a cholera outbreak, Florencia and her fellow travelers are carried deeper into the rain forest, while Ríolobo, a mystical river creature, guides them to life-changing revelations.

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Washington, DC 20566
September 20th - 28th
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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 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 Yucatán! The season will end 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
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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
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