Mexican Cultural Institute DC

Mexican Cultural Institute DC Official page for the Mexican Cultural Institute, DC, an artistic center sharing Mexico's v 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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10/12/2021

🇲🇽 #OaxacaEnEUA #OaxacaInTheUS 🇲🇽

Photos from Embajada de México en Estados Unidos's post
10/12/2021

Photos from Embajada de México en Estados Unidos's post

The Double Exposure Investigative Film Festival and Symposium kicks off next week! #SaveTheDate and don’t miss the film ...
10/09/2021

The Double Exposure Investigative Film Festival and Symposium kicks off next week! #SaveTheDate and don’t miss the film 𝗟𝘂𝗰𝗵𝗮𝗱𝗼𝗿𝗮𝘀 (2021), an intimate portrait of three courageous female wrestlers from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, directed by Paola Calvo and Patrick Jasim.

📧 Send an email to [email protected] to get a special discount! https://bit.ly/3oI4yy7

Ready for the long weekend? Our Institute will be closed this October 9 to 11. 🕙 Regular hours will resume on Tuesday at...
10/08/2021

Ready for the long weekend? Our Institute will be closed this October 9 to 11. 🕙 Regular hours will resume on Tuesday at 10:00AM. See you soon! 👋🏽

Ready for the long weekend? Our Institute will be closed this October 9 to 11. 🕙 Regular hours will resume on Tuesday at 10:00AM. See you soon! 👋🏽

Last week we welcomed with great excitement the Mariachi Joya de Las Vegas High School,  who send a message of strength ...
10/07/2021
Mariachi Joya de Las Vegas High School #VEGASSTRONG

Last week we welcomed with great excitement the Mariachi Joya de Las Vegas High School, who send a message of strength and unity through music from our emblematic Music Room: youtu.be/1UuJbDpIoMM 🎶

Live Presentation of Mariachi JOYA from Las Vegas Nevada at the Mexican Cultural Institute in Washington D.C.

British-Mexican artist Leonora Carrington is known for painting narrative scenes inhabited by mysterious people, animals...
10/07/2021

British-Mexican artist Leonora Carrington is known for painting narrative scenes inhabited by mysterious people, animals and spirits performing curious rituals. An example of this characteristic style is the 1987 lithograph 𝗧𝘂𝗲𝘀𝗱𝗮𝘆 (𝗦𝘁𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗜𝗜) - 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗲𝘀 (𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗱𝗼 𝗜𝗜) which is part of our current art exhibition #Catarsis. Don't miss the opportunity to see it in person in its last week of showing! bit.ly/3wsTDbJ

British-Mexican artist Leonora Carrington is known for painting narrative scenes inhabited by mysterious people, animals and spirits performing curious rituals. An example of this characteristic style is the 1987 lithograph 𝗧𝘂𝗲𝘀𝗱𝗮𝘆 (𝗦𝘁𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗜𝗜) - 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗲𝘀 (𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗱𝗼 𝗜𝗜) which is part of our current art exhibition #Catarsis. Don't miss the opportunity to see it in person in its last week of showing! bit.ly/3wsTDbJ

Anunciamos con mucha emoción el regreso de la Cátedra José Emilio Pacheco, una histórica colaboración entre el ICM y el ...
10/06/2021
Cátedra José Emilio Pacheco 2021: Mario Bellatin

Anunciamos con mucha emoción el regreso de la Cátedra José Emilio Pacheco, una histórica colaboración entre el ICM y el Department of Spanish and Portuguese, University of Maryland, College Park, que este año presenta al gran escritor mexicano Mario Bellatin: https://bit.ly/2Ymb5DG #AgendaLaFecha 📅

¡La Cátedra José Emilio Pacheco regresa este 2021 con la presencia del escritor mexicano Mario Bellatin!

The documentary Diego Rivera: Moving a Masterpiece reveals the story behind Rivera's Pan American Unity mural, and its c...
10/05/2021
Diego Rivera: Moving a Masterpiece

The documentary Diego Rivera: Moving a Masterpiece reveals the story behind Rivera's Pan American Unity mural, and its challenging relocation recently made by the UNAM Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México engineering team. Watch it via NBC Bay Area: https://youtu.be/r6K2YTyN4jg

Diego Rivera’s treasured Pan American Unity mural is massive. Together, all 10 panels measure 22 feet high by 74 feet wide and weigh over 60,000 pounds. Mov...

10/03/2021

Mariachi Joya de Las Vegas High School LIVE from Washington DC to the world 🌎 🇲🇽 Consulado de México en Las Vegas
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#ConsulmexLVL #LasVegas #Nevada #LaJoyaMariachi

Atttention DMV friends, this Sunday afternoon we have a surprise prepared for you at 4:00 PM on the upper field of Merid...
10/03/2021

Atttention DMV friends, this Sunday afternoon we have a surprise prepared for you at 4:00 PM on the upper field of Meridian Park Hill. Join us and find out what it's all about...

Atttention DMV friends, this Sunday afternoon we have a surprise prepared for you at 4:00 PM on the upper field of Meridian Park Hill. Join us and find out what it's all about...

What do images tell us about the individual histories and life stories of the people who have lived in the MacVeagh Hous...
10/01/2021

What do images tell us about the individual histories and life stories of the people who have lived in the MacVeagh House or crossed its rooms over a century? Find it out in our exhibition #UrbanConstellation. Last days to visit! : https://bit.ly/3jtFnfF

What do images tell us about the individual histories and life stories of the people who have lived in the MacVeagh House or crossed its rooms over a century? Find it out in our exhibition #UrbanConstellation. Last days to visit! : https://bit.ly/3jtFnfF

✨ Happy new month! October is here to surprise us this coming Sunday at Meridian Hill Park (aka Malcolm X Park). If you ...
10/01/2021

✨ Happy new month! October is here to surprise us this coming Sunday at Meridian Hill Park (aka Malcolm X Park). If you are nearby, don't forget to stop by around 4:00 PM…👀

✨ Happy new month! October is here to surprise us this coming Sunday at Meridian Hill Park (aka Malcolm X Park). If you are nearby, don't forget to stop by around 4:00 PM…👀

Today we celebrate the birth anniversary of José María Morelos y Pavón, a key hero of #MexicanIndependence from 1811 to ...
09/30/2021

Today we celebrate the birth anniversary of José María Morelos y Pavón, a key hero of #MexicanIndependence from 1811 to 1815, who inspired Mexico’s first constitution prescribing a republican form of government based on a National representative system.

Morelos’ progressive concepts envisaged the abolition of all caste distinctions. His motivation was to improve the lives of common people which led him to lead a multi-racial and ethnic movement that deeply impressed popular aspirations on the shape of the early Mexican nation.

Did you know Mexico’s first Constitution effort, the Constitución de Apatzingán was issued after the Congress of Chilpancingo, Guerrero on October 22, 1814, but was only printed and distributed after Mexico gained Independence in 1821? You can check it out in full here, thanks to the The Library of Congress: https://bit.ly/3ihXiVp

Invitamos a la comunidad artística mexicana y extranjera a participar en la convocatoria “Tzompantli, Reflexión Artístic...
09/29/2021

Invitamos a la comunidad artística mexicana y extranjera a participar en la convocatoria “Tzompantli, Reflexión Artística 2021” del Instituto de los Mexicanos en el Exterior SRE. Usa tu creatividad para pintar una calavera y forma parte de este pensamiento colectivo 💀 Tienes hasta el 25 de octubre: https://bit.ly/3ihvv7L

Invitamos a la comunidad artística mexicana y extranjera a participar en la convocatoria “Tzompantli, Reflexión Artística 2021” del Instituto de los Mexicanos en el Exterior SRE. Usa tu creatividad para pintar una calavera y forma parte de este pensamiento colectivo 💀 Tienes hasta el 25 de octubre: https://bit.ly/3ihvv7L

09/29/2021

🤼 Would you like to learn more about Mexican #LuchaLibre? Don't miss “Unmasking Lucha Libre”, a new video series by Diplomacia Deportiva Mx and Agencia Mexicana de Cooperación Internacional para el Desarrollo, which in this first episode introduces us to the heroes and heroines of the fighting ring: the wrestlers!

Today the Mexican Government recognizes and calls for justice to the Yaqui people through a formal apology for grievance...
09/28/2021

Today the Mexican Government recognizes and calls for justice to the Yaqui people through a formal apology for grievances against the members of this border Native American people who originally lived in the valley of the Río Yaqui in the northern Mexican state of Sonora.

The Yaqui conflict, together with the Caste War, is one of the longest and most brutal attacks launched by a central state against a Native community in the Americas. Like the Maya, the Yaquis also have a story of cultural survival, a community that resisted, survived, and adapted to centuries of hostilities launched against them.

This is a moment of historical reckoning of the atrocities committed during the Mexican Indian Wars and the American Indian Wars in North America. It is part of a shared past between Mexico and the United States, which we must come to terms with. The Yaqui people seek and deserve justice after so many centuries of silencing the past.

With this formal apology to Native Americans, the Mexican Government recognizes this dark chapter of our history to ensure that nothing like this happens ever again. The culture of survival of the Yaqui people is admirable, and it sends a powerful message to the world: that culture, the human spirit, and remembrance will always prevail.

Photo credit: Yaqui girl (c1907). Edward S. Curtis Collection - The Library of Congress.

Today the Mexican Government recognizes and calls for justice to the Yaqui people through a formal apology for grievances against the members of this border Native American people who originally lived in the valley of the Río Yaqui in the northern Mexican state of Sonora.

The Yaqui conflict, together with the Caste War, is one of the longest and most brutal attacks launched by a central state against a Native community in the Americas. Like the Maya, the Yaquis also have a story of cultural survival, a community that resisted, survived, and adapted to centuries of hostilities launched against them.

This is a moment of historical reckoning of the atrocities committed during the Mexican Indian Wars and the American Indian Wars in North America. It is part of a shared past between Mexico and the United States, which we must come to terms with. The Yaqui people seek and deserve justice after so many centuries of silencing the past.

With this formal apology to Native Americans, the Mexican Government recognizes this dark chapter of our history to ensure that nothing like this happens ever again. The culture of survival of the Yaqui people is admirable, and it sends a powerful message to the world: that culture, the human spirit, and remembrance will always prevail.

Photo credit: Yaqui girl (c1907). Edward S. Curtis Collection - The Library of Congress.

It’s a wrap! 🙌🏽 Today we end our first in-person and virtual hybrid event #AgeOfRevolutions that brought together academ...
09/27/2021

It’s a wrap! 🙌🏽 Today we end our first in-person and virtual hybrid event #AgeOfRevolutions that brought together academic experts and performers to reflect on Mexican Independence and its impact on the Americas 🇲🇽

We want to deeply thank all the participants and our partner institutions Johns Hopkins University Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences and UNAM-Instituto de Investigaciones Históricas who made this unprecedented project a success, and especially our audience for attending and tuning in to learn more about Mexico's fascinating history.

09/27/2021
Virtual conference: 1821: Proyecciones de una historia entrelazada

Despedimos nuestra serie de conversaciones sobre el significado de la independencia como una experiencia compartida, con la charla virtual “1821: Proyecciones de una historia entrelazada” en colaboración con UNAM-Instituto de Investigaciones Históricas.

We finish our #AgeOfRevolutions program with the virtual conference in Spanish “1821: Proyecciones de una historia entre...
09/26/2021

We finish our #AgeOfRevolutions program with the virtual conference in Spanish “1821: Proyecciones de una historia entrelazada”, in collaboration with UNAM-Instituto de Investigaciones Históricas. Join us tomorrow Monday, September 27, at 11:00 AM (EDT) https://bit.ly/3CH3myy

We finish our #AgeOfRevolutions program with the virtual conference in Spanish “1821: Proyecciones de una historia entrelazada”, in collaboration with UNAM-Instituto de Investigaciones Históricas. Join us tomorrow Monday, September 27, at 11:00 AM (EDT) https://bit.ly/3CH3myy

Today we’ll be talking with Mexican and US artisans celebrating #HispanicHeritageMonth, in collaboration with Folk Art C...
09/25/2021

Today we’ll be talking with Mexican and US artisans celebrating #HispanicHeritageMonth, in collaboration with Folk Art Collective, the McIntosh Memorial Library and Consulado de México en Milwaukee. Join us starting at 9:00AM via Zoom: https://bit.ly/3uhmD6Y

Today we’ll be talking with Mexican and US artisans celebrating #HispanicHeritageMonth, in collaboration with Folk Art Collective, the McIntosh Memorial Library and Consulado de México en Milwaukee. Join us starting at 9:00AM via Zoom: https://bit.ly/3uhmD6Y

Yesterday we had a blast! ✨ Thank you all for joining us. Today we continue our special program with the Conversation II...
09/24/2021

Yesterday we had a blast! ✨ Thank you all for joining us. Today we continue our special program with the Conversation II: Mexico and the United States during the #AgeOfRevolutions with Érika Pani, Caitlin Fitz, and Marcel Anduiza. Starting at 6:00PM via Facebook Live!

Tomorrow starts our 𝗔𝗴𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝗥𝗲𝘃𝗼𝗹𝘂𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀 series with the Conversation: Mexican Independence in Latin American Perspective,...
09/22/2021
Age of Revolutions: Rethinking Mexico's Independence From a Hemispheric Perspective

Tomorrow starts our 𝗔𝗴𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝗥𝗲𝘃𝗼𝗹𝘂𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀 series with the Conversation: Mexican Independence in Latin American Perspective, featuring Marcela Echeverri, Jordana Dym, Casey Lurtz, and Alfredo Ávila, and a musical performance by Grupo Fénix. Join us starting at 6.15 PM (EDT): https://bit.ly/AgeOfRevolutions

September is a very important month for Mexico and the United States. The Mexican Cultural Institute of Washington, D.C., is committed to sharing familiar histories, but retold from a hemispheric perspective. We seek to tell alternative stories and narratives of our shared past. Come celebrate with....

¿Quieres saber cómo se transformó la capital mexicana a partir de la Revolución Mexicana? Acompáñanos esta tarde de miér...
09/22/2021
El orgullo de la raza: La cultura en la Ciudad de México 1920-1929

¿Quieres saber cómo se transformó la capital mexicana a partir de la Revolución Mexicana? Acompáñanos esta tarde de miércoles 22 de septiembre en la charla virtual “El orgullo de la raza: La cultura en la Ciudad de México 1920-1929”, en compañía del arquitecto e investigador Enrique X. de Anda Alanís y el Department of Spanish and Portuguese, University of Maryland, College Park. La cita es a las 3:00PM (EDT) vía Zoom: http://bit.ly/3kk4Ok4

  Actividad en español, en colaboración con la Universidad de Maryland, Departamento de Español y Portugués (SPAP). El Dr. Enrique X. de Anda Alanís es arquitecto e investigador en el Instituto de Investigaciones Estéticas en la UNAM. Sus publicaciones, las cuales consisten en 13 libros como ...

Today #LuchaLibre Day is observed in Mexico! This sport/performance is an expression of identity of Mexican popular cult...
09/21/2021

Today #LuchaLibre Day is observed in Mexico! This sport/performance is an expression of identity of Mexican popular culture whose origins date back to 1863 when Mexican wrestler Enrique Ugartechea first developed the art of free-style wrestling based on Greco-Roman traditions.

Back in 2018, this cultural expression was declared Intangible Cultural Heritage of Mexico City recognizing its set of techniques transmitted from generation to generation, which for its exercise requires material and symbolic elements such as hand-crafted masks and costumes, in addition to demanding knowledge, technique, physical strength and symbolic value from its protagonists.

Figures such as Santo and Blue Demon, icons of Lucha Libre jumped from the wrestling ring to the big screen to remain in the memory of Mexicans and people from all over the world.

09/21/2021

Mexico's film diversity is present in the 2021 edition of the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center Latin American Film Festival with the screening of eight major productions starting this Thursday, September 23! Grab your tickets: https://afi.com/Silver/LAFF #AFILatinFilm

Happy Monday! ✨ This week several on-site and virtual events will take place in our institute. To find out more about th...
09/20/2021

Happy Monday! ✨ This week several on-site and virtual events will take place in our institute. To find out more about these and other activities, please check out our latest newsletter and don’t forget to subscribe: https://bit.ly/39iNGVM 📰

Want to know how the #MacVeaghHouse, our current home, has transformed over the last hundred years? Visit #UrbanConstell...
09/18/2021

Want to know how the #MacVeaghHouse, our current home, has transformed over the last hundred years? Visit #UrbanConstellation and discover unpublished photographs, documents, and testimonies of the transformations that this emblematic building has undergone: https://bit.ly/3jtFnfF

Want to know how the #MacVeaghHouse, our current home, has transformed over the last hundred years? Visit #UrbanConstellation and discover unpublished photographs, documents, and testimonies of the transformations that this emblematic building has undergone: https://bit.ly/3jtFnfF

We are very happy to collaborate with the Folk Art Collective, the McIntosh Memorial Library, and the Consulado de Méxic...
09/17/2021

We are very happy to collaborate with the Folk Art Collective, the McIntosh Memorial Library, and the Consulado de México en Milwaukee to celebrate #HispanicHeritageMonth! Join us for a cultural immersion program with multiple artists and artisans living in Mexico and the US 🇲🇽🇺🇸 bit.ly/2Z8LgXW

We are very happy to collaborate with the Folk Art Collective, the McIntosh Memorial Library, and the Consulado de México en Milwaukee to celebrate #HispanicHeritageMonth! Join us for a cultural immersion program with multiple artists and artisans living in Mexico and the US 🇲🇽🇺🇸 bit.ly/2Z8LgXW

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