February 24th through May 30th, 2015 at the Mexican Cultural Institute


"25 years 25 artists" is an exhibition celebrating the Mexican Cultural Institute's first 25 years. This visual arts exhibition presents works from several generations and artistic movements. From the contemporaries of the third stage of Mexican muralism, to the members of the "Ruptura" in the sixties, this exhibit explores art that proposed new forms of expression and changed the way art was seen in Mexico. Featuring work from artists of diverse aesthetics, "25 years 25 artists" presents a collection of pieces produced by both Mexicans and others who were born elsewhere but produced their work in Mexico.

The exhibition will include the works of Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Feliciano Béjar, Arnaldo Coen, José Luis Cuevas, José Chávez Morado, Gunther Gerzso, Ariadne Kimberly, Joy Laville, Gabriel Macotela, Jesús Martínez, Guillermo Meza, Luis Nishizawa, Pablo O'Higgins, Arturo Rivera, Vicente Rojo, Raymundo Sesma, Francisco Toledo and Roger Von Gunten. These pieces are part of the Kimberly Collection.

2829 16th St NW
Washington, DC 20009
February 24th through May 30th, 2015
Opening February 24th, 6:45 pm
Monday - Friday, 10 am - 6 pm
Saturdays 12 - 4 pm
Free Admission

June 18th through October 31st, 2015 at the Mexican Cultural Institute


Adventurer, writer, collector, illustrator, architect, designer, entrepreneur and businessman are just a few words that have been used to describe William Spratling, a person who undoubtedly had much to do with Taxco's transformation from small town to center of design.

Granted to the Museo Franz Mayer for a 10-year loan in 2012, this exhibition shows the trajectory of Spratling's vision for design as tool of not only aesthetics, but also one of social transformation.

In four parts covering different themes, 150 pieces, including jewelry and documents, seek to show Spratling as a designer committed to his context and his community. Also on display are scores of photographs from the Juan Guzman Archives (owned by the Televisa Foundation's photographic collections). Exhibited for the first time, the photographs outline the work and personality of one of the pillars of the history of design in Mexico.

Photo Credit: Francisco Armando Kochen

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2829 16th St NW
Washington, DC 20009
June 18th through October 31st, 2015
Opening June 18th, 6:45 pm
Monday - Friday, 10 am - 6 pm
Saturdays 12 - 4 pm
Free Admission

May 21-June 21 at All We Art


Vargas-Suárez Universal's first exhibition in DC will feature new multimedia works that explore the science and materials of aerospace architecture for use in human and robotic spaceflight operations as well as Mars exploration.

A sculptural installation depicting an analog landing site on Mars will feature Martian simulant regolith, used by NASA to simulate the Martian surface. Various other material elements used to build spacecraft will be included in the installation to create an educational, scientific and constructivist model directly referencing current technologies, the history of space exploration and materials sciences.

Other works in the exhibition are unique artworks formatted and executed as paintings using the same materials used to build spacecraft and spacecraft components.

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1666 33rd St NW
Washington, DC 20007
May 21-June 21

All Sessions 6:45pm at the Mexican Cultural Institute


The 2015 season kicks off on April 23rd when Mexican Table returns to celebrate the 25th Silver Anniversary of the MCI by preparing a menu in homage to Mexico's Silver Route. In the colonial era, this route connected Mexico City to Zacatecas, the premier mining area, passing through Queretaro, Guanajuato, Aguascalientes and San Luis Potosí. The menu will take its inspiration from that era and route, so you will be able to sample both the flavors and the history.

Want to know more about the avocado? On Saturday June 13 from 11:00am - 1:30pm the Institute will host the first Mexican Table for Kids (ages 7 - 14 only, limit 30 participants) focusing on this tasty ingredient. Mexican table isn't just for grownups!

Participants will be part of a top chef style showdown with the avocado. Parents are invited to join the last 15 minutes of the class for the final award ceremony!Ingredients for this session courtesy of Avocados from Mexico.

Then, on December 3rd Mexican Table will focus on the culinary riches from the north of México -- Monterrey, Nuevo León. Pati will co-host this event with a featured chef from that area to close the year in grand northern style.

Tables fill as reservations are made. If you wish to sit with friends but have purchased tickets individually, please contact Pilar Orozco at porozco@instituteofmexicodc.org.

Mexican Cultural Institute
2829 16th Street NW DC
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