On view now through September 17, 2016 at the Mexican Cultural Institute

 

General Motors de Mexico and the Embassy of Mexico in the United States, through its Cultural Institute, are proud to present the exhibit The GM de Mexico Collection of Drawings and Graphic Art.

Through 100 works on paper, the exhibit highlights the evolution of Mexico's artistic narrative during the 20th century and features works by renowned Mexican and foreign-born artists including Diego Rivera, David Alfaro Siqueiros, José Clemente Orozco, Dr. Atl, Elizabeth Catlett, Pablo O'Higgins, Leonora Carrington, Roger Von Gunten and others.

The GM de Mexico Collection of Drawings and Graphic Art was created in the late 1960s and achieves a vast exploration of the rich aspects of 20th century Mexican art. Shown abroad for the first time since 1969, this exhibition is divided into five thematic segments that illuminate the evolution of Mexican art from Muralism to modernity. Through its narrative, the collection offers a unique opportunity to appreciate the global impact of Mexico's artistic contributions.

The exhibit will be on view Monday-Friday from 10:00 am-6:00 pm and Saturdays from 12:00-4:00pm.

See the exhibit catalog here

Images courtesy of General Motors de Mexico


2829 16th St NW
Washington, DC 20009
Open now through September 17, 2016
Monday - Friday, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturdays, 12:00 - 4:00 pm
Free Admission


September 28, 2016-January 28, 2017 at the Mexican Cultural Institute

 

This fall and winter the Mexican Cultural Institute will host the exhibit DELIMITATIONS, which catalogs the work of artists Marcos Ramírez ERRE and David Taylor. The exhibit inaguration will take place Wednesday, September 28 at 6:45 pm and will include a presentation by and discussion with the artists.

DELIMITATIONS, catalogs a 2400 mile long, site-specific installation that traces the border between Mexico and the United States as it existed in 1821. In marking the short-lived historic boundary with a series of monuments that mimic those installed along the contemporary border between Mexico and the United States, Ramírez and Taylor question the permanence of borders. Their work acknowledges the territory that Mexico lost and makes a claim for the present, not to contest the current boundary but to prompt a recognition that the United States and Mexico have a shared history and common interests.

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This exhibition is presented in conjunction with the Goethe-Institut's exhibit 2,000 Miles: Divided Land, Common Humanity. You can learn more about their ehxibit by clicking here.


2829 16th St NW
Washington, DC 20009
September 28, 2016-January 28, 2017
Free Admission



Wednesday, August 31st, 2016, 6:45pm at the Mexican Cultural Institute

 

The Mexican Cultural Institute is proud to host art historian Tatiana Flores for a lecture titled From Social to Artistic Revolution: The Making of Modern Mexican Art.

Her talk will include findings from her book Mexico's Revolutionary Avant-Gardes: From Estridentismo to ¡30-30!. A revisionist and interdisciplinary account of Mexican modern art as seen through two avant-garde movements, the book received the 2014 Humanities Book Prize awarded by the Mexico Section of the Latin American Studies Association. It was also runner-up for the Photography/Art category at the Southern California Book Festival and the Los Angeles Book Festival in 2013.

Tatiana Flores (Ph.D., Columbia University) is Associate Professor in the Department of Art History at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, with a joint appointment in the Department of Latino and Caribbean Studies. A specialist in modern and contemporary Latin American art, she is active as an independent curator and art critic, as well as an author.

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2829 16th St NW
Washington, DC 20009
August 31, 2016