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Mexican Cultural Institute DC Official page for the Mexican Cultural Institute, DC, an artistic center sharing Mexico's vibrant cultural past and present with the local community.
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We are committed to enriching the relationship between Mexico and the United States by sharing Mexico's vibrant cultural past and present with the local community ��

Since our establishment in 1990, the Institute has succeeded in presenting diverse, ongoing cultural programs and has become a thriving artistic center in the heart of Washington, DC. The Mexican Cultural Institute is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization that relies on private, corporate and foundation support to fulfill its mission.

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#DYK the fermented milky drink known as Pulque is made from the maguey plant? In ancient Mesoamerica, pulque was a bever...
04/13/2021

#DYK the fermented milky drink known as Pulque is made from the maguey plant? In ancient Mesoamerica, pulque was a beverage restricted to certain groups of people and to certain occasions and its consumption was linked to feasting and ritual ceremonies.

Today we raise a glass of pulque to toast to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York 151st Anniversary!

📷: Ceramic Pulque Maker (100 B.C.–A.D. 300). Mexico, Mesoamerica, Jalisco. Currently on view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 358: metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/318960

🎥 Big kudos to Mexican cinematographers Michelle Couttolenc, Carlos Cortés, and Jaime Baksht for winning the BAFTA for B...
04/12/2021

🎥 Big kudos to Mexican cinematographers Michelle Couttolenc, Carlos Cortés, and Jaime Baksht for winning the BAFTA for Best Sound, for their amazing work on the film 'Sound of metal': https://bit.ly/3g0Xs3r

04/12/2021

📣 We are challenging Generation Z to show us what they got! Be part of our nationwide, bilingual wiring contest honoring activist #DoloresHuerta including prizes for Middle school and High school students. Don't forget to tell your friends and family: https://bit.ly/DoloresHuertaDC

04/10/2021
Plática virtual: Leona Vicario, su papel en la Independencia de México

Mujer rebelde y estratega, #LeonaVicario fue un personaje imprescindible en el movimiento independentista de México. En su natalicio, recordamos la charla sobre su legado con la Embajadora Martha Bárcena, la Dra. Patricia Galeana y la Dra. Ana Carolina Ibarra. ¡No olvides suscribirte a nuetsro canal! https://bit.ly/3mdHNhG

Tras el estallido del movimiento independentista en 1810, Leona Vicario se unió a la rebelión y dispuso de buena parte de su fortuna para apoyar la causa. Su...

Along with silver and gold, the first ships that sailed from the New World after the Spanish Conquest carried another tr...
04/09/2021

Along with silver and gold, the first ships that sailed from the New World after the Spanish Conquest carried another treasure: a brilliant red colorant known as cochineal.

This #ViernesTradicional explore the Story Map ‘Prickly Pear Blood’ to learn about this Mexican pigment that painted the world in red, courtesy of the Conservation Division of The Library of Congress: bit.ly/PricklyPearBlood

Affectionately known as María Bonita and La Doña, María Félix was a feminist icon and Mexican film star whose extraordin...
04/08/2021

Affectionately known as María Bonita and La Doña, María Félix was a feminist icon and Mexican film star whose extraordinary beauty and force of personality made her a living myth 🌹

Often regarded as Mexico’s greatest movie actress, she starred in 47 films by directors such as Emilio Fernandez, Luis Buñuel and Jean Renoir, refusing at all times roles that portray Mexicans as anything less than complex characters with full personhood. On her birthday and death anniversary, we celebrate a legacy that has crossed generations.

Don’t forget to visit the Taller Jacobo & Maria Angeles at the #Winternational virtual marketplace. Check out their spec...
04/07/2021

Don’t forget to visit the Taller Jacobo & Maria Angeles at the #Winternational virtual marketplace. Check out their special pieces, wooden figures, alebrijes, paintings, prints, ceramics, and books. Support artisan work and get a little piece of Oaxaca! http://bit.ly/3eUI3AX 🐸 🦃 🦉🦚🐊

"I don't know if I invent the world I paint, I think it is rather that world that invented me." ― Leonora Carrington.✨ H...
04/06/2021

"I don't know if I invent the world I paint, I think it is rather that world that invented me." ― Leonora Carrington.

✨ Happy birthday to iconic surrealist painter and writer Leonora Carrington! #DYK in 1955 she created her own hand-painted tarot? Little known to the public, the 22 major arcana created by the artist were recently published 🎴

🎼 Do you enjoy classical music? Naxos en Español invites you to stream #BeholdTheStars by Mexican composer Rodrigo Ruiz ...
04/06/2021

🎼 Do you enjoy classical music? Naxos en Español invites you to stream #BeholdTheStars by Mexican composer Rodrigo Ruiz , an album inspired by Dante Alighieri, in the company of world-class soloists Kerenza Peacock, Laura van der Heijden, and Huw Watkins: Naxos.lnk.to/BeholdtheStarsNE

📢 Our bilingual writing contest honoring Dolores Huerta is officially open! Do you know anyone that is currently in midd...
04/05/2021

📢 Our bilingual writing contest honoring Dolores Huerta is officially open! Do you know anyone that is currently in middle school or high school anywhere around the country? If so, we encourage you to invite them to participate ✍🏽

Cash prizes up to $300! bit.ly/DoloresHuertaDC

First opened #OTD in 1956, the emblematic UNAM Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México Central Library integrates sculpt...
04/05/2021

First opened #OTD in 1956, the emblematic UNAM Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México Central Library integrates sculptural and pictorial elements that denote the university's mission to carry and preserve knowledge, history, and Mexican cultural identity through the ages.

It currently holds one of the largest collections in Mexico, and the main building is part of a group of landmark buildings that make the campus a World Heritage site by UNESCO. #DYK the outside of the library building is covered with eye-catching murals created by Juan O'Gorman?

04/01/2021

A new month has arrived, and we are preparing something special for you! Stay alert... 👀 #WorkInProgress #In15Minutes #LuisNishizawa

Our creative writing workshop Writing Tacos is officially sold out! Thank you to everyone who signed up. We are very exc...
04/01/2021

Our creative writing workshop Writing Tacos is officially sold out! Thank you to everyone who signed up. We are very excited to begin this literary and culinary journey and we hope to open a new group in the near future. Stay tuned! 💕

♀️ Para despedir el #WomensHistoryMonth te recomendamos leer el último número de la revista #CasaDeMéxico del Instituto ...
03/31/2021

♀️ Para despedir el #WomensHistoryMonth te recomendamos leer el último número de la revista #CasaDeMéxico del Instituto de los Mexicanos en el Exterior SRE, que rinde homenaje a las acciones de la #PolíticaExteriorFeminista: bit.ly/31wPu9E

On #TransgenderDayOfVisibility we share the little-known history of Amelio Robles Ávila, trans legend of the Mexican Rev...
03/31/2021

On #TransgenderDayOfVisibility we share the little-known history of Amelio Robles Ávila, trans legend of the Mexican Revolution 🏳️‍⚧

Amelio was born on November 3, 1889, in Xochipala, Guerrero. At the age of 22, just before he was arranged to be married to a man, he enlisted as a revolutionary instead. In the battlefield, he led and won multiple fights throughout his career, in addition to fighting right alongside historical figures like Emiliano Zapata.

Ávila would eventually meet and marry Angela Torres, with whom he would later adopt a daughter they would name Regula Robles Torres. In 1970, the Mexican Secretary of National Defense officially recognized and listed Amelio Robles specifically as a veterano (male veteran) of the Mexican Revolution, hence making Amelio the first trans soldier in Mexican military history!

03/30/2021
La gastronomía mexicana y su relación con la creación literaria

🌮 ¿Te imaginas un taller de escritura con demostraciones de cocina y piezas de museo, sin salir de tu casa? Conoce a Carlos José Pérez Sámano - y Xorikike, instructores del taller virtual Writing Tacos en entrevista vía Síntesis TV: https://youtu.be/7hES1LOd8f4 y no te pierdas este gran viaje literario.

Poco lugares disponibles: http://bit.ly/WritingTacos

Entrevista con Enrique Quiroz, del Instituto Cultural Mexicano en DC, y el escritor y poeta, Carlos José Pérez Sámano.

03/29/2021
SRE

Sigue la inauguración del Instituto Digital César Chávez para el español en Norteamérica de Diplomacia Cultural MX:

#EnVivo: Presentación del Instituto Digital César Chávez para el español en Norteamérica.

¡Damos la bienvenida al nuevo Instituto Digital César Chávez para el Español en Norteamérica! Disponible en: http://cesa...
03/29/2021

¡Damos la bienvenida al nuevo Instituto Digital César Chávez para el Español en Norteamérica! Disponible en: http://cesarchavez.institute.

Inauguración hoy 12PM (CDMX) / 2PM (DC) con el embajador Esteban Moctezuma Barragan y el canciller Marcelo Ebrard, vía SRE y Diplomacia Cultural MX.

🗣 Recuerda que el Festival Internacional #LaPoesíaSalvaráAlMundo de Diplomacia Cultural MX continúa este fin de semana. ...
03/26/2021
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🗣 Recuerda que el Festival Internacional #LaPoesíaSalvaráAlMundo de Diplomacia Cultural MX continúa este fin de semana. ¿Los destinos? París, Ciudad de México y La Habana reunidos a través de la palabra. ¡Imperdible! https://diplomaciacultural.mx/

La poesía está en el centro del mundo. Después de la devastación de la naturaleza, de la ausencia de una economía de la vida, de una política y una gobernanza para la vida, de la crisis de crisis que vino con la horrenda pandemia, la poesía debe estar, está, en la reinvención del mundo.

📖 We are very excited to share with you the digital anthology of our creative writing workshop #BOOMToolbox, instructed ...
03/26/2021

📖 We are very excited to share with you the digital anthology of our creative writing workshop #BOOMToolbox, instructed by talented writers Luis Felipe Lomelí and Carlos Jose Perez Samano! This volume includes eight of the best stories penned by the participants. Take a look: bit.ly/2QCX7ZX

Hace 504 años, en una expedición previa a la de Hernán Cortés, los mayas derrotaron a los invasores españoles encabezado...
03/25/2021

Hace 504 años, en una expedición previa a la de Hernán Cortés, los mayas derrotaron a los invasores españoles encabezados por Francisco Hernández de Córdoba. La batalla ocurrió el 25 de marzo de 1517 en #ChakánPutum, hoy Champotón, al sur del estado Campeche.

¿Sabías que actualmente una de las colecciones más importantes de arte maya en los Estados Unidos se encuentra en el centro Dumbarton Oaks en Washington, DC? Explora sus galerías y descubre fascinantes piezas: bit.ly/3cjxBBh

03/24/2021
Magos Herrera - Cucurrucucú Paloma

#Cucurrucucu is here! Enjoy this unique version with Magos Herrera and the Orquesta Sinfónica de Minería filmed in isolation in San Miguel de Allende 🕊🎶 https://youtu.be/FiYE25pI5FE

San Miguel de Allende Turismo, ENroute Communications, Altafonte México.

Cucurrucucú Paloma -Tomas MendezFrom "Con Alma Project" in collaboration w Paola Prestini released on National sawdust tracksArranged by Gonzalo GrauOrquest...

03/24/2021

The video premiere of #Cucurrucucu airs tonight! Join Magos Herrera on her rendition of this Mexican classic song written by Tomás Méndez, with the amazing company of the Orquesta Sinfónica de Minería. Stay tuned today at 6:00PM (CST)/ 8:00PM (EST) youtube.com/watch?v=FiYE25pI5FE

This video derived from the album and live digital experience #ConAlmaProject with Paola Prestini, and was filmed in isolation at the marvelous Santuario de Atotonilco in #SanMiguelDeAllende.

During this week, Mexico will celebrate the 504th anniversary of the Victory of Chakán Putum, today the bay of Champotón...
03/24/2021

During this week, Mexico will celebrate the 504th anniversary of the Victory of Chakán Putum, today the bay of Champotón, in Campeche. At that site, the Maya people heroically protected their lands from Spanish invaders in 1517, emerging victorious after a fierce battle.

At present, Dumbarton Oaks research center located in Georgetown guards one of the most important collections of Maya art in the United States.

To learn more about concepts of rulership and governance in Ancient Maya culture, we invite you to the three-day virtual symposium organized by this institution from March 25-27. Register at bit.ly/FacesofRulership

🐕 On #NationalPuppyDay we celebrate our paw-dorable friends! #DYK that among all her dogs, Frida Kahlo had a favorite? M...
03/23/2021

🐕 On #NationalPuppyDay we celebrate our paw-dorable friends! #DYK that among all her dogs, Frida Kahlo had a favorite? Meet Señor (or Mr.) Xólotl who made an appearance in several paintings of the artist. Drop a comment with the name of your doggos! 🐾

📷: Frida Kahlo with Xoloitzcuintle (Diego García, 1952).

03/22/2021

#OpenCall 📣 We are pleased to introduce our bilingual writing competition 𝘞𝘢𝘭𝘬 𝘪𝘵, 𝘭𝘪𝘬𝘦 𝘐 𝘵𝘢𝘭𝘬 𝘪𝘵, honoring one of the most influential Hispanic labor activists and a prominent leader of the Chicano civil rights movement, Dolores Huerta. Students in grades 6-12 are welcome! bit.ly/DoloresHuertaDC

🎬 Recuerda que este es el último fin de semana para ver la Ibero-American Film Showcase: Female Perspectives, muestra vi...
03/20/2021

🎬 Recuerda que este es el último fin de semana para ver la Ibero-American Film Showcase: Female Perspectives, muestra virtual que reúne la diversidad fílmica con perspectiva de género. ¡Aprovecha esta oportunidad única y disfruta de diez películas totalmente gratis! bit.ly/3ccSPQ7

03/20/2021

🕊 Get ready for the world video premiere of Cucurrucucú, by one of the greatest contemporary interpreters of song Magos Herrera, in her first ever recording with a symphonic orchestra.

Enjoy an exclusive #BTS on this unique version filmed in isolation at the iconic UNESCO World Heritage Santuario de Atotonilco in #SanMiguelDeAllende that kicks off next Wednesday 3/24!

This video project derived from the Mexican American album and live digital experience ‘Con Alma. Diarios desde el aislamiento’, showing Magos Herrera’s rendition of a Mexican classic song in company of the Orquesta Sinfónica de Minería.

Special thanks to: Turismi San Miguel de Allende, Altafonte México, ENroute Communications.

🐝 Last year, the Mayan beekeeper Leydy Pech collected the Goldman Environmental Prize for her work protecting bees and f...
03/19/2021

🐝 Last year, the Mayan beekeeper Leydy Pech collected the Goldman Environmental Prize for her work protecting bees and fighting against transgenic crops in Mexico. Know her story in the documentary feature ‘What Happened to the Bees?’ / ¿Qué les pasó a las abejas? - Película now streaming for free at the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital http://bit.ly/3qXQhdS

✍🏽 Our new virtual workshop ‘Writing Tacos’ will explore the richness of Mexican Cuisine, inscribed in 2010 on the UNESC...
03/19/2021
Writing Tacos: Creative Writing Workshop with Carlos José Pérez Sámano

✍🏽 Our new virtual workshop ‘Writing Tacos’ will explore the richness of Mexican Cuisine, inscribed in 2010 on the UNESCO Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Join Mexican writer Carlos Jose Perez Samano, and enjoy recipe demonstrations by Enrique Quiroz. Register now: bit.ly/WritingTacos 🌮

Five-session Creative Writing Workshop instructed by Mexican writer and poet Carlos José Pérez Sámano.

Lamentamos el fallecimiento del artista plástico Vicente Rojo, cuya capacidad de mirar las cosas y su curiosidad infinit...
03/18/2021

Lamentamos el fallecimiento del artista plástico Vicente Rojo, cuya capacidad de mirar las cosas y su curiosidad infinita renovaron la forma y el color. Gran promotor de la cultura y uno de los creadores más importantes de la llamada Generación de la Ruptura.

El universo de Vicente Rojo vivirá en el espacio público, así como en las míticas portadas de la imprenta Madero y Editorial Era, en los libros de Gabriel García Márquez, Octavio Paz, Elena Poniatowska, José Emilio Pacheco y muchos más. Descanse en paz.

📻 #HoyEnRadioUNAM la extraordinaria compositora mexicana Ana Lara platicará con el maestro Angel Gil-Ordóñez, Conductor ...
03/17/2021

📻 #HoyEnRadioUNAM la extraordinaria compositora mexicana Ana Lara platicará con el maestro Angel Gil-Ordóñez, Conductor en torno a los compositores Thomson, Copland y Revueltas, en el programa ‘Hacia una nueva música’, 8:00PM (DC) / 6:00PM (CDMX) por Radio UNAM: https://bit.ly/2N377dI

¡La primavera está a la vuelta de la esquina! Recibámosla con el Primer Festival Internacional de Poesía de Diplomacia C...
03/16/2021

¡La primavera está a la vuelta de la esquina! Recibámosla con el Primer Festival Internacional de Poesía de Diplomacia Cultural MX, certamen que reúne diversidad de voces para dialogar de manera virtual del 21 al 30 de marzo: https://diplomaciacultural.mx/ #LaPoesíaSalvaráAlMundo 📖

Chilean movie The Mole Agente nabs an Oscar Nomination for Best Documentary. Watch it for free at the 2021 Ibero-America...
03/15/2021

Chilean movie The Mole Agente nabs an Oscar Nomination for Best Documentary. Watch it for free at the 2021 Ibero-American Film Showcase! https://grupoaacia.wixsite.com/femaleperspectives

Congratulations to Chile for their Oscars nomination!!! 🥳

Do you know you can watch The Mole Agent for free this week only? It is part of our Iberoamerican Film Festival!

Click here https://grupoaacia.wixsite.com/femaleperspectives

More info about the Oscars:
https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2021/03/oscar-nominations-2021-full-list

👏 Big congratulations to Mexicans Jaime Baksht, Michelle Couttolenc, and Carlos Cortés for being nominated for Best Soun...
03/15/2021

👏 Big congratulations to Mexicans Jaime Baksht, Michelle Couttolenc, and Carlos Cortés for being nominated for Best Sound Oscar by The Academy, for the American film 'Sound of Metal' #OscarNoms 🇲🇽

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