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centers around the mural Rivera painted in New York City, reconstructing its history with reproductions of previously unpublished material, including letters, telegrams, contracts, sketches, and documents, following Rivera's commission, subsequent tension and conflict, and finally, the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

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:

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: