March 5th - 31st, 2015 at the Ronald Reagan Building


Don't miss Gilberto Aceves Navarro's Bicicletas at the Ronald Reagan Building! Taken from the sculptor's drawing of cyclists in Mexico City, this installation features large steel sculptures that express the character of these vehicles of happiness and health.

Two of these works will be on display at the MCI from March 5th - 31st, with the full exhibition on view at the Ronald Reagan Building. Gilberto Aceves Navarro created the works as a way of paying homage to the bicycle's beautiful form but also as a means of expressing the important relationship between people, cities, and bikes. The works made their debut in Mexico City and made their US premiere in New York last year.

2829 16th St NW
Washington, DC 20009
March 5th - 31st
Monday - Friday, 10 am - 6 pm
Saturdays 12 - 4 pm
Free Admission

April 9th, 6:45 pm at the Mexican Cultural Institute


The Mexican Cultural Institute in collaboration with the University of Maryland is proud to present The Dilemma of the Gods and the Familiarity of the Kings: Constructions of Aztec Identity in Early Colonial Mexico, a talk by Elizabeth Boone (Tulane University). The talk will put into dialogue Bernardino de Sahagún's and other chroniclers' images of the Aztec gods and the Aztec kings to show how the ancient deities were constructed from an array of discursive practices, whereas the lords easily remained within their Preconquest frame.

The Dilemma of the Gods and the Familiarity of the Kings: Constructions of Aztec Identity in Early Colonial Mexico is part of the inter-disciplinary symposium Entangled trajectories: integrating Native American and European histories, which will explore how the encounters between European and Amerindian cultures after 1492 contributed to the first age of globalization. Unlike many histories that cast Native Americans and Native cultures primarily as passive victims of colonizers' actions and ideas, this event investigates the role of native actors in the creation of the modern world in both hemispheres. Thirteen invited scholars prominent in their fields will present their cutting-edge research on the shared histories of Native America and early modern Europe from multiple disciplinary perspectives, including those of history, art history, literature, cultural anthropology, and philosophy.

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Mexican Cultural Institute
2829 16th St NW
Washington, DC 20009
April 9th, 6:45 pm