September 9th - November 3rd at the Mexican Cultural Institute

The Embassy of Mexico and The Televisa Foundation present the exhibition Gabriel Figueroa, Cinematographer. Great Moments in Mexico's Golden Age of Cinema.

 

From the early 1930s through the early 1980s, the Mexican cinematographer Gabriel Figueroa (1907-1997) helped forge an evocative and enduring image of Mexico. Among the most important cinematographers of the so-called Golden Age of Mexican Cinema, Figueroa worked with leading directors from Mexico, the United States and Europe, traversing a wide range of genres while maintaining his distinctive and vivid visual style. In the 1930s, Figueroa was part of a vibrant community of artists in many media, including Diego Rivera, Jose Clemente Orozco, Edward Weston and Manuel Alvarez Bravo, who sought to convey the country's transformation following the trauma of the Mexican Revolution. Later, he adapted his approach to the very different sensibilities of directors Luis Buñuel and John Huston, among others. Figueroa spoke of creating una "imagen mexicana". His films are an essential part of the network of appropriations, exchanges and reinterpretations that formed Mexican visual identity and visual culture in the mid-twentieth century and beyond.

The exhibition features film clips, photographs, posters and documents, many of which are drawn from Figueroa's archive and The Televisa Foundation collections. In addition, the exhibition includes a vast inventory of distinctly Mexican imagery associated with Figueroa's cinematography.

Photo above: Colecciones Fotográficas Fundación Televisa





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


November 1st - 7th at the Mexican Cultural Institute

 

Don't miss the Mexican Cultural Institute's annual Day of the Dead Altar on Saturday, November 1st! This well-known community event is a quintessentially Mexican tradition and one of our most colorful displays of the year. This year's Day of the Dead Altar is dedicated to the life and work of Latin American literary giant Gabriel García Márquez.

Born in Colombia on March 6, 1927, writer, journalist, and humanist Gabriel García Márquez died on April 17, 2014 in Mexico City, where he lived for most of the last 50 years. The Nobel-laureate, who epitomized the magical realistic writing movement, wrote some of his best-known works in Mexico, including One Hundred Years of Solitude.

The opening event will take place on Saturday, November 1st from 12 to 4 pm and will remain open to visitors and school groups until November 7th during regular hours.





2829 16th Street NW DC
Washington, DC 20009
November 1st - 7th
Free Admission


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


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 Maryland Science Center
601 Light Street
Baltimore, MD 21230
For tickets, click here