Mexican Cultural Institute DC

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

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

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Just one word, gracias! 💜 We appreciate you joining us yesterday at the reopening of the #MCIDC with our newest exhibiti...
07/20/2021

Just one word, gracias! 💜 We appreciate you joining us yesterday at the reopening of the #MCIDC with our newest exhibition. Plan your visit, enjoy art pieces from our #KimberlyCollection, and don’t forget to share your pics and videos tagging us! bit.ly/3r02yQN

❤️ It has been sixteen long months since we had to close our doors. Today we welcome you back to our home as we are cele...
07/19/2021

❤️ It has been sixteen long months since we had to close our doors. Today we welcome you back to our home as we are celebrating the centennial anniversary of Mexico's presence at this iconic venue! Join us and experience our new exhibition: 𝗖𝗮𝘁𝗮𝗿𝘀𝗶𝘀.

The Institute will be open to the public for free with no need to RSVP tickets, Monday - Friday from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, and Saturdays from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM. ¡Te esperamos con los brazos abiertos! http://bit.ly/3r02yQN

❤️ It has been sixteen long months since we had to close our doors. Today we welcome you back to our home as we are celebrating the centennial anniversary of Mexico's presence at this iconic venue! Join us and experience our new exhibition: 𝗖𝗮𝘁𝗮𝗿𝘀𝗶𝘀.

The Institute will be open to the public for free with no need to RSVP tickets, Monday - Friday from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, and Saturdays from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM. ¡Te esperamos con los brazos abiertos! http://bit.ly/3r02yQN

🎊 🇲🇽 🎊  Today we celebrate 100 years of Mexico on 16th street! #OTD in 1921, the #MacVeaghHouse was purchased by the Mex...
07/18/2021

🎊 🇲🇽 🎊 Today we celebrate 100 years of Mexico on 16th street! #OTD in 1921, the #MacVeaghHouse was purchased by the Mexican government for use as its Embassy.

The iconic building is an architecturally distinguished Beaux-Arts mansion designed by architect Nathan Wyeth and constructed in 1910-1911. After operating as the Embajada de México en Estados Unidos for sixty-nine years, until its headquarters moved downtown, this house was transformed into the Mexican Cultural Institute in 1990 witnessing the cultural changes of Meridian Hill since its origins.

We will soon unveil a surprise commemoration of these first one hundred years of Mexico's diplomatic and cultural legacy in the heart of the U.S. capital. Stay tuned and join us in this celebration!

Waiting is over! Plan your visit and don’t miss out our brand-new exhibition Catarsis, curated by Brennan Upchurch and E...
07/17/2021

Waiting is over! Plan your visit and don’t miss out our brand-new exhibition Catarsis, curated by Brennan Upchurch and Enrique Quiroz featuring artworks of Mexican modern art coming from our very own #KimberlyCollection, donated by Elena Guajardo de Kimberly in 1994: bit.ly/3r02yQN

Cada #ViernesTradicional es una oportunidad para aprender sobre el valor histórico y conservación de telas y bordados he...
07/16/2021

Cada #ViernesTradicional es una oportunidad para aprender sobre el valor histórico y conservación de telas y bordados hechos en México. Conoce más sobre su elaboración, significado y lugares de origen en compañía de Memórica México México: https://bit.ly/3BeFJOe

Cada #ViernesTradicional es una oportunidad para aprender sobre el valor histórico y conservación de telas y bordados hechos en México. Conoce más sobre su elaboración, significado y lugares de origen en compañía de Memórica México México: https://bit.ly/3BeFJOe

¡Hoy es el último día para enviar tu #PodcastMigrante! Agradecemos la amplia participación de la comunidad mexicana vivi...
07/15/2021

¡Hoy es el último día para enviar tu #PodcastMigrante! Agradecemos la amplia participación de la comunidad mexicana viviendo en Estados Unidos. Muy pronto daremos a conocer los resultados. ¡Pero todavía hay tiempo! Envíanos tu testimonio: bit.ly/EntradaLibreDC IMER, Instituto Mexicano de la Radio

¡Hoy es el último día para enviar tu #PodcastMigrante! Agradecemos la amplia participación de la comunidad mexicana viviendo en Estados Unidos. Muy pronto daremos a conocer los resultados. ¡Pero todavía hay tiempo! Envíanos tu testimonio: bit.ly/EntradaLibreDC IMER, Instituto Mexicano de la Radio

Can you imagine Cruella de Vil dressed a la Mexicana? Discover "Cruella" the new Mexican collection that pays homage to ...
07/14/2021

Can you imagine Cruella de Vil dressed a la Mexicana? Discover "Cruella" the new Mexican collection that pays homage to the villain of the moment and the textile culture of Chiapas!

Created by 16 artisan women from four communities in Los Altos de Chiapas: Bashantic (San Andrés Larráinzar), Aldama, Zinacantán and Tenejapa, this collection includes 18 exclusive pieces that keep the essence of the protagonist, combining the colors of red, white and black that are associated with her fashionable character.

The collection was made possible thanks to the collaboration between The Walt Disney Company and impacto to make the artisan work of indigenous women visible, and although the pieces will not be for sale, they will be exhibited digitally.

Catarsis showcases the work of sixteen Mexican artists such as Vicente Rojo, Luis Nishizawa, Joy Laville, María E. Figue...
07/13/2021

Catarsis showcases the work of sixteen Mexican artists such as Vicente Rojo, Luis Nishizawa, Joy Laville, María E. Figueroa, Leonora Carrington, José Luis Cuevas, Francisco Toledo, among others. #SaveTheDate and join us starting next week: bit.ly/3r02yQN

Catarsis showcases the work of sixteen Mexican artists such as Vicente Rojo, Luis Nishizawa, Joy Laville, María E. Figueroa, Leonora Carrington, José Luis Cuevas, Francisco Toledo, among others. #SaveTheDate and join us starting next week: bit.ly/3r02yQN

More than six decades after her death, the radical Mexican painter Frida Kahlo still serves as an inspiration for young ...
07/13/2021
Faces of Frida - Google Arts & Culture

More than six decades after her death, the radical Mexican painter Frida Kahlo still serves as an inspiration for young generations. On the anniversary of her death, we invite you to explore Faces of Frida, a closer look at her different facets: https://bit.ly/3hTmpgg

A closer look at the many faces of Frida Kahlo through her life, art and legacy

📖 New week, fresh news! Register in our new virtual workshop “Mexico in a nutshell: An overview of history through liter...
07/12/2021

📖 New week, fresh news! Register in our new virtual workshop “Mexico in a nutshell: An overview of history through literature”, a course with a special focus on selected works to assimilate a portrait of the country. Imparted by writer Roberto Frías bit.ly/3wsTDbJ

📖 New week, fresh news! Register in our new virtual workshop “Mexico in a nutshell: An overview of history through literature”, a course with a special focus on selected works to assimilate a portrait of the country. Imparted by writer Roberto Frías bit.ly/3wsTDbJ

We are pleased to announce that we will re-open and debut our new temporary exhibition Catarsis on July 19! Explore twen...
07/09/2021

We are pleased to announce that we will re-open and debut our new temporary exhibition Catarsis on July 19! Explore twenty-six art pieces, each depicting a unique perspective of what many of us felt during the COVID-19 pandemic.

We will be open to the public for free with no need to RSVP tickets, Monday - Friday from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, and Saturdays from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM, starting on Monday, July 19. However, we ask our visitors to social distance and wear masks at the time of visit, in view of virus variants. We hope to see you soon!

Learn more on bit.ly/3r02yQN

We are pleased to announce that we will re-open and debut our new temporary exhibition Catarsis on July 19! Explore twenty-six art pieces, each depicting a unique perspective of what many of us felt during the COVID-19 pandemic.

We will be open to the public for free with no need to RSVP tickets, Monday - Friday from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, and Saturdays from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM, starting on Monday, July 19. However, we ask our visitors to social distance and wear masks at the time of visit, in view of virus variants. We hope to see you soon!

Learn more on bit.ly/3r02yQN

¿Tienes dudas sobre la grabación o envío de tu #PodcastMigrante? ¡Escríbenos! Junto al IMER, Instituto Mexicano de la Ra...
07/08/2021
Primer Concurso de Crónicas y Relatos Radiofónicos Breves Sobre la Experiencia de la Migración “Entrada Libre”

¿Tienes dudas sobre la grabación o envío de tu #PodcastMigrante? ¡Escríbenos! Junto al IMER, Instituto Mexicano de la Radio, queremos recopilar las historias sobre la experiencia de migrar y el uso del idioma en la construcción de una nueva identidad cultural a lo largo del país: https://bit.ly/EntradaLibreDC

¿Tienes entre 18 y 35 años, resides en Estados Unidos y eres de origen mexicano? ¡Envíanos una crónica o relato!

In 1933, the avant-garde painter Fermín Revueltas, who was born #OTD in 1901, captured La danza del venado (The dance of...
07/07/2021

In 1933, the avant-garde painter Fermín Revueltas, who was born #OTD in 1901, captured La danza del venado (The dance of the deer) in which a brilliant chromatic palette and the almost volumetric minimalism to which he submits his forms in his paintings stand out.

Both the Yaqui and the Mayo people, who live between the states of Sonora and Sinaloa, Mexico, celebrate this ritual dance that reproduces the life and death of the deer, considered a sacred animal according to their cosmovision.

This ritual venerates and asks permission from the earth before using its resources, establishing a relationship of deep respect between man and nature. Have you ever heard of it? 🦌

Do you already have your essay on the legacy of labor leader #DoloresHuerta? Send it to culturemexico@instituteofmexicod...
07/06/2021

Do you already have your essay on the legacy of labor leader #DoloresHuerta? Send it to [email protected], and walk the streets with us into history. You have until tomorrow, July 7: bit.ly/DoloresHuertaDC

Do you already have your essay on the legacy of labor leader #DoloresHuerta? Send it to [email protected], and walk the streets with us into history. You have until tomorrow, July 7: bit.ly/DoloresHuertaDC

Google did it again! Meet today's doodle star, Angela Peralta, opera singer, pianist, harpist, and composer on her 175th...
07/06/2021

Google did it again! Meet today's doodle star, Angela Peralta, opera singer, pianist, harpist, and composer on her 175th birthday anniversary 💃🏽

Ángela is probably the most outstanding Mexican opera singer of the 19th century, and although she lived a short life her precocious approach to singing allowed her to travel abroad, touring in Europe three times and marry twice.

Despite her humble origins and indigenous ancestry, she overcame the prejudices of an activity exclusive to the upper classes, taking advantage of her singing and dedicating herself to it with passion, opening the doors for many women who followed her career.

#ÚltimosDías para participar en nuestras dos convocatorias públicas #EntradaLibre bitly.com/EntradaLibreDC y #DoloresHue...
07/03/2021

#ÚltimosDías para participar en nuestras dos convocatorias públicas #EntradaLibre bitly.com/EntradaLibreDC y #DoloresHuerta bitly.com/DoloresHuertaDC. ¡Consulta las bases y echa a volar tu creatividad con nosotros! Premios disponibles.

El último número de la revista #CasaDeMexico, del Instituto de los Mexicanos en el Exterior SRE, visibiliza y promueve l...
07/02/2021

El último número de la revista #CasaDeMexico, del Instituto de los Mexicanos en el Exterior SRE, visibiliza y promueve la protección de los derechos de la comunidad mexicana #LGBTQ+ viviendo en el extranjero. Consúltala: https://bit.ly/3qRlAJj #DiplomacyUnited4Pride

El último número de la revista #CasaDeMexico, del Instituto de los Mexicanos en el Exterior SRE, visibiliza y promueve la protección de los derechos de la comunidad mexicana #LGBTQ+ viviendo en el extranjero. Consúltala: https://bit.ly/3qRlAJj #DiplomacyUnited4Pride

July is here! This month we will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Mexican Government's acquisition in 1921 of the ...
07/01/2021

July is here! This month we will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Mexican Government's acquisition in 1921 of the iconic #MacVeaghHouse located on 16th Street, a building that served as the Mexican Embassy until 1989 and has housed our Institute since 1990. Stay tuned to our social media for special programming and reopening dates.

Photo credit: Embassy of Mexico / MacVeagh House, 2829 16th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. Harris & Ewing, photographer Date: Between 1915 and 1923. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.

July is here! This month we will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Mexican Government's acquisition in 1921 of the iconic #MacVeaghHouse located on 16th Street, a building that served as the Mexican Embassy until 1989 and has housed our Institute since 1990. Stay tuned to our social media for special programming and reopening dates.

Photo credit: Embassy of Mexico / MacVeagh House, 2829 16th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. Harris & Ewing, photographer Date: Between 1915 and 1923. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.

Amidst the tragedy, hope seems to ripple out. Meet Oreo, a Mexican dog who joined the group of rescuers searching for su...
06/30/2021

Amidst the tragedy, hope seems to ripple out. Meet Oreo, a Mexican dog who joined the group of rescuers searching for survivors after the collapse of the Champlain Towers South residential complex in Miami, Florida.

The two-year-old Pomsky works with her human handler and rescue worker Moises Soffer, from the Latin American Jewish organization Cadena A.C., who normally spend up to six hours at a time with breaks of almost half an hour to rest and resume rescue activities.

From Washington, DC we send our heartfelt condolences to the Florida community and praise the hard work of the rescuers, including our furry compatriot! 🐾🇲🇽

Photo credits: Miami Herald.

🦎🐅🦇 Alebrije spotted! The latest Google Doodle celebrates the birthday of Pedro Linares López, the talented artist who c...
06/29/2021

🦎🐅🦇 Alebrije spotted! The latest Google Doodle celebrates the birthday of Pedro Linares López, the talented artist who created these popular sculpted figurines made of papier-mâché, a form of art known in Mexico as “cartonería”.

At the age of 30, Pedro Linares fell ill and became bedridden, totally unconscious. During this time, he suffered different visions in which, from the clouds, strange and fantastic animals with wings, horns, and teeth appeared to him. The monstrosities from this dream stuck with him, so after his recovery, he began using his cartonería skills to bring alebrijes to life.

🏳️‍🌈 Let’s remember that the #LGBTQ+ rights movement owes its very being to an uprising led by people of color. Today we...
06/28/2021

🏳️‍🌈 Let’s remember that the #LGBTQ+ rights movement owes its very being to an uprising led by people of color. Today we honor their stories and their legacy to continue fighting for a more just and equal world with rights for all. Happy #Pride! #Orgullo2021

🏳️‍🌈 Let’s remember that the #LGBTQ+ rights movement owes its very being to an uprising led by people of color. Today we honor their stories and their legacy to continue fighting for a more just and equal world with rights for all. Happy #Pride! #Orgullo2021

¿Sabías que nuestro Primer Concurso de Crónicas y Relatos Radiofónicos toma su nombre del libro del escritor mexicano Ca...
06/26/2021

¿Sabías que nuestro Primer Concurso de Crónicas y Relatos Radiofónicos toma su nombre del libro del escritor mexicano Carlos Monsiváis: #EntradaLibre, crónicas de la sociedad que se organiza? ¡Participa con nosotros hasta el 15 julio! bitly.com/EntradaLibreDC IMER, Instituto Mexicano de la Radio

Happy #ViernesTradicional! We invite you to explore Juxta Nation, a collaborative platform that offers handmade fashion ...
06/25/2021

Happy #ViernesTradicional! We invite you to explore Juxta Nation, a collaborative platform that offers handmade fashion textiles with a contemporary design co-owned by women artisans from five indigenous communities in Los Altos de Chiapas, Mexico: https://juxtanation.co/

🎶 We invite you to participate in the Magos Herrera Young Woman Immigrant Musician Award, a new initiative to support ta...
06/24/2021

🎶 We invite you to participate in the Magos Herrera Young Woman Immigrant Musician Award, a new initiative to support talented, rising immigrant female musicians in the United States! Submissions are open until August 15: https://www.ihraf.org/magos-herrera-award

🎶 We invite you to participate in the Magos Herrera Young Woman Immigrant Musician Award, a new initiative to support talented, rising immigrant female musicians in the United States! Submissions are open until August 15: https://www.ihraf.org/magos-herrera-award

There’s a Mexican proverb that says "Al que nace para tamal, del cielo le caen las hojas." For those born to be a tamal,...
06/23/2021
ARTST UNKNWN | Del Cielo Caen las Hojas

There’s a Mexican proverb that says "Al que nace para tamal, del cielo le caen las hojas." For those born to be a tamal, the leaves will fall from the sky. Explore Del Cielo Caen las Hojas, an installation from our exhibition #ALittleBitOfHome: https://bit.ly/2UwygJv

06/22/2021

📱 Usa tu tableta o teléfono inteligente para grabar tu #PodcastMigrante y participar en #EntradaLibre, nuestro primer Concurso de Crónicas y Relatos Radiofónicos con el IMER, Instituto Mexicano de la Radio. ¡Tienes hasta el 15 de julio! Consulta las bases y premios: bitly.com/EntradaLibreDC 🎙️

🇲🇽 ¿Te gustaría aprender más sobre la historia de #MéxicoTenochtitlán? ¡Únete a los conversatorios “Escenarios y protago...
06/21/2021

🇲🇽 ¿Te gustaría aprender más sobre la historia de #MéxicoTenochtitlán? ¡Únete a los conversatorios “Escenarios y protagonistas de la Conquista” de Memórica México! Cada jueves, a partir del 1 de julio: http://bit.ly/35nhPkL

🇲🇽 ¿Te gustaría aprender más sobre la historia de #MéxicoTenochtitlán? ¡Únete a los conversatorios “Escenarios y protagonistas de la Conquista” de Memórica México! Cada jueves, a partir del 1 de julio: http://bit.ly/35nhPkL

#ConmemoracionesHistóricas La poesía moderna en México comienza con #RamónLópezVelarde, cuya obra constituye una de las ...
06/19/2021

#ConmemoracionesHistóricas La poesía moderna en México comienza con #RamónLópezVelarde, cuya obra constituye una de las confesiones más emocionantes de las letras mexicanas por su sensibilidad y vanguardia literaria. Hoy conmemoramos su centenario luctuoso.

En 1921, López Velarde publicó su poema más famoso: La suave patria, una invitación para comprender a México de una manera más personal. Conoce más sobre él en la charla que tuvimos con los escritores Juan Villoro y José Ramón Ruisánchez bit.ly/3wGwZ0i

📖 After the success of our first creative writing short story workshop, 𝗕𝗢𝗢𝗠+ 𝗧𝗼𝗼𝗹𝗯𝗼𝘅 𝗜𝗜 opened early this year led by M...
06/18/2021

📖 After the success of our first creative writing short story workshop, 𝗕𝗢𝗢𝗠+ 𝗧𝗼𝗼𝗹𝗯𝗼𝘅 𝗜𝗜 opened early this year led by Mexican academic and writer Luis Felipe Lomelí. The result? Ten amazing new stories written by our diverse and talented participants. Happy reading! bit.ly/35uGG6b

📖 After the success of our first creative writing short story workshop, 𝗕𝗢𝗢𝗠+ 𝗧𝗼𝗼𝗹𝗯𝗼𝘅 𝗜𝗜 opened early this year led by Mexican academic and writer Luis Felipe Lomelí. The result? Ten amazing new stories written by our diverse and talented participants. Happy reading! bit.ly/35uGG6b

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