November 12th through January 31st, 2015 at the Mexican Cultural Institute


"Contemporary Identities/Invisible Gestures" showcases the immense cultural diversity of Iberoamerica through the art of photography. The exhibit, featuring work from artists from 18 countries of Latin America, Portugal and Spain, centers on the relationship between identity and the self in a digital world.

This project is presented in collaboration with the Iberoamerican Cultural Attachés Association (AACIA) and in conjunction with Fotoweek DC.

Participating Embassies: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Portugal, Spain, Uruguay, and Venezuela

Participating Artists: Alexis Mandujano, Ana Adarve, Ana de Orbegoso, Carlos Cánovas, César Quijada, Esteban García, Fernando Carrera, Ilana Liechtenstein, José Rui Moreira Correia, José Luís Neto, Luis Chay, Mary Rosa Jiménez, Muriel Hasbun, Raúl Canibaño, Ricardo Migliorisi, Ricardo Rivera, Roberto Fernández Ibáñez, Roxana Nagygeller, Susana Carrié, and Yamina del Real

2829 16th St NW
Washington, DC 20009
November 12th through January 31st, 2015
Opening November 12th, 4:30 - 8 pm
Monday - Friday, 10 am - 6 pm
Saturdays 12 - 4 pm
Free Admission

January 15 - February 15 at the Art Museum of the Americas


The Art Museum of the Americas, in collaboration with the Mission of Mexico to the Organization of American States, presents Candela's Shells, honoring the great Spanish-Mexican Architect, Félix Candela. Candela was a renowned architect and engineer, whose work rose to great fame in the 1950s and 1960s with the creation of his "shells" made of reinforced concrete. These shells, or cascarones, were not only visually innovative, but also sought to prove the engineering properties and potentials of reinforced concrete. His iconic buildings are an enduring reminder of his contributions to Mexican architecture and engineering.

This traveling exhibit is a selection from the show, Félix Candela 1910-2010, organized by Acción Cultural Española (AC/E) to commemorate the architect's 100th birthday. Curated by architecture professor Dr. Juan Ignacio del Cueto from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), Candela's Shells is part of an effort to preserve and promote Candela's legacy.

The exhbition inauguration will take place January 15 at 6:00 pm. It will be preceded by an architecture talk by Marcos Mazari, Dean, UNAM Architecture School, and Juan Ignacio del Cueto, Professor, UNAM Architecture School.

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Art Museum of the Americas
201 18th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006

February 17 at the Mexican Cultural Institute


The University of Maryland's Department of Spanish and Portuguese and the School of Languages Litereatures and Cultures, in collaboration with the Mexican Cultural Institute, are proud to present A Tribute to José Emilio Pacheco. This tribute will honor the lauded Mexican writer a year after his death with discussion and readings. The event will feature special guest, Cristina Pacheco, prominent Mexican journalist and Pacheco's wife. Also in attendance will be scholars Saúl Sosnowski and Hernán Sánchez Martínez de Pinillos. Join these friends and colleagues of José Emilio Pacheco as they look back on his extraordinary life and work.

José Emilio Pacheco was a Mexican poet, essayist, novelist, and short story writer. Widely regarded a significant figure in 20th century writing, in both Mexico and Latin America, Pacheco received numerous awards for his works including the Premio Cervantes in 2009, the Reina Sofía Award in 2009, the Octavio Paz Award in 2003, and the Pablo Neruda Award in 2004, among many others. In addition, Pacheco was a professor of his craft and taught for several years at the University of Maryland.

This event will be held in Spanish

Mexican Cultural Institute
2829 16th St NW
Washington, DC 20009

March 3 - 24 at the Kennedy Center


This season, the Kennedy Center presents IBERIAN SUITE: global arts remix, a vibrant three-week festival celebrating cultures of Portuguese and Spanish-speaking peoples, the impact they've had throughout the world, and the vast influences they've embraced from other cultures.

Tres Pablos: Casals, Neruda, and Picasso -- A Multimedia Celebration
March 13 at the Eisenhower Theater

Experience a multimedia celebration of three giants of 20th century art, literature, and music, featuring three distinguished speakers whose lives and work have been touched by the masters Neruda, Picasso and Casals. Moderated by distinguished author and critic Marie Arana, the evening offers an array of literary voices, reaching from Spain and Portugal to many countries of Latin America, as well as Africa and the Caribbean. Join the Kennedy Center as authors and scholars alike, such as Mexico's Carmen Boullosa, discuss the lives and work of Iberoamerica's masters of art!

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Kennedy Center
2700 F Street NW
Washington, DC 20566
March 3 - 24