November 13, 2015 - January 30, 2016 at the Mexican Cultural Institute


Join the Mexican Cultural Institute for the upcoming exhibit Anamario Hernández: The Force of Fragility.

With a career spanning 40 years, Anamario Hernández, a Mexican resident of Washington DC, is a versatile, self-taught artist with a fine-tuned skill set and an intelligent and delicate aesthetic sensibility. The exhibition Anamario Hernández: The Force of Fragility presents her newest pieces, while simultaneously paying homage to her entire body of work through paintings, etchings, jewelry, sculpture, video, and more.

Mexican Cultural Institute
2829 16th St NW
Washington DC, 20009
November 13, 2015 - January 30, 2016

October 2 - November 30 at the Mexican Cultural Institute


The Mexican Cultural Institute is proud to present ...DE PEREGRINA A PEREGRINA..., a photography exhibit created by Mónica Guerrero Mouret that highlights the annual pilgrimage taken by thousands to the Basilica of the Virgin of Guadalupe in Mexico City.

The images tell a story of motivation beyond religious belief; they show a pilgrimage born from tradition that has evolved over hundreds of years and is now an identifying aspect of Mexican Culture.

Mónica Guerrero Mouret is a Mexican artist and photographer whose work focuses on Mexican culture and indigenous expression. She has shown her work all over the world including the Museum of Popular Art and the Museum of Fine Arts in Mexico. She is the author, photographer, and editor of the book ...DE PEREGRINA A PEREGRINA... which follows Mónica on her journey with the pilgrims

2829 16th St NW
Washington, DC 20009
October 2 - November 30

November 6-28, 2015 at the Hillyer Art Space


In partnership with the Ibero-American Cultural Attachés Association, photographer Susana Raab has curated My Kingdom for a Stage, featuring artists from 17 countries with work that illuminates a spectrum of staged photographic practices by contemporary Ibero-American photographers working in documentary and conceptual traditions.

The exhibit will include the work of Dulce Pinzón, a Mexican artist currently living in Brooklyn, New York, U.S. Her work is influenced by feelings of nostalgia, questions of identity, and political and cultural frustrations. The goal that she pursues through her art activism is cultural consumption, customization, and intervention. Her work has been published and exhibited in Mexico, the U.S., Australia, Argentina and Europe. Dulce is currently a recipient of Mexico's prestigious Endowment Of the Arts SNCA/FONCA fellowship (2014-2017)

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9 Hillyer Court NW
Washington, DC 20008
November 6 - 28, 2015

December 8, 6:45pm at the Mexican Cultural Institute


Celebrate the holiday season as the MCI proudly presents Coral Cantigas for the last concert of 2015!

Coral Cantigas is a chamber chorus based in the Washington, DC, area. Its mission has been to increase awareness and appreciation of the many rich styles of Latino (Latin American, Spanish, and Caribbean) choral music, and to unite communities through the joyful and transformative power of music. Coral Cantigas is known for its artistic excellence and creative programming in bilingual, cross-cultural, and collaborative performances to national and international audiences.

They will be performing a number of pieces from Mexico, Argentina, Bolivia, Spain, and more.

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Mexican Cultural Institute
2829 16th St NW
Washington DC, 20009
December 8th, 6:45pm

December 11, 7:00pm at the GALA Theater


As part of the Gala Theater's 4th Annual Film Festival, the Mexican is proud to present the film En la Estancia (The Land of Silence), Winner of the Best Director Award at the 2015 San Diego Latino Film Festival.

A gripping drama, En la Estancia (The Land of Silence) tells the story of documentary filmmaker Sebastian, who travels to the dusty village of La Estancia, to discover two sole inhabitants: the aged Don Jesús Vallejo and his son Juan Diego. Fascinated by their isolated lives, Sebastian starts to film their daily rituals. An intense friendship arises between the filmmaker and Juan Diego but is suddenly disrupted when Sebastian goes back to the city. When Sebastian finally returns years later, Juan Diego is nowhere to be found. Directed by Carlos Armella.

There will be a reception and discussion with actor Gilberto Barraza following the screening.

Playing the role of Juan Diego, Gilberto Barraza is a film, theater and television actor born in Ciudad Juárez. A member of the Universidad Autonoma de Ciudad Juárez's (UACJ) theater company and later a member of the Mexican National Theater Company (1999 and 2001), Barraza was recently awarded the prize for Best Actor at the 2015 Latin American Film Festival of Gramado, Brazil for his role in En la Estancia.

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GALA Theater
3333 14th St NW
Washington DC, 20009
December 11th, 7:00pm


Mexico City and the Gran Museo del Mundo Maya were chosen as this year's recipients of the Leading Culture Destinations Awards 2015 in London, considered as the Oscars of museums, by the greatest experts in museology and cultural specialists.

Mexico City was recognized as the "Best Emerging Cultural City," competing against other metropolitan centers like Venice, Oslo, and Manchester.

The Gran Museo del Mundo Maya in Mérida, Yucatán, won "Best Emerging Cultural Destination," in the same category as the Tate Modern, Salomon R. Guggenheim in New York, The Pompidou in France, and others.

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Don't miss Gilberto Aceves Navarro's Bicicletas at the MCI! 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.

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
Monday - Friday, 10 am - 6 pm
Saturdays 12 - 4 pm
Free Admission

All Sessions 6:45pm at the Mexican Cultural Institute


The 2015 season kicked off on April 23rd when Mexican Table returned 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 took its inspiration from that era and route, and diners were 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 hosted 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 were be part of a top chef style showdown with the avocado. Parents were 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. To close the year in grand northern style Pati will host an evening of fantastic northern dishes, she will be joined by Chef Adrián Herrera who will bring native knowledge to the menu. Chef Herrera is the owner and chef at "Chef Herrera" in Monterrey, Nuevo León. - SOLD OUT

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

Mexican Cultural Institute
2829 16th Street NW DC
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