On view now through September 17, 2016 at the Mexican Cultural Institute


General Motors de Mexico and the Embassy of Mexico in the United States, through its Cultural Institute, are proud to present the exhibit The GM de Mexico Collection of Drawings and Graphic Art.

Through 100 works on paper, the exhibit highlights the evolution of Mexico's artistic narrative during the 20th century and features works by renowned Mexican and foreign-born artists including Diego Rivera, David Alfaro Siqueiros, José Clemente Orozco, Dr. Atl, Elizabeth Catlett, Pablo O'Higgins, Leonora Carrington, Roger Von Gunten and others.

The GM de Mexico Collection of Drawings and Graphic Art was created in the late 1960s and achieves a vast exploration of the rich aspects of 20th century Mexican art. Shown abroad for the first time since 1969, this exhibition is divided into five thematic segments that illuminate the evolution of Mexican art from Muralism to modernity. Through its narrative, the collection offers a unique opportunity to appreciate the global impact of Mexico's artistic contributions.

The exhibit will be on view Monday-Friday from 10:00 am-6:00 pm and Saturdays from 12:00-4:00pm.

See the exhibit catalog here

Images courtesy of General Motors de Mexico

2829 16th St NW
Washington, DC 20009
Open now through September 17, 2016
Monday - Friday, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturdays, 12:00 - 4:00 pm
Free Admission

Thursday June 2, 2016, 6:45 pm at the Mexican Cultural Institute


Join the Mexican Cultural Institute as it hosts scholar and Aguila Azteca recipient Davíd Carrasco for the Keynote speech of the The Omohundro Institute's Translation and Transmission in the Early Americas: Fourth Early Americanist 'Summit'.

Davíd Carrasco (Harvard University) will present his recent research on the "Mapa de Cuauhtinchan número 2." Although the map itself was produced in the post-conquest era,it provides a rich and beautifully worked pictographic account of Chichimeca migrations before the arrival of the Spaniards. With its multiple temporal frames, blend of creation narratives, and scenes of daily life, as well as vivid images of movement, migration, and the passing of time, it offers unique insights into pre-Hispanic and early-colonial literacies, literatures, and histories. This talk is presented in collaboration with the Omohundro Institute and the Kislak Foundation.

Following more than a decade of conferences dedicated to the study of the colonial Americas, Translation and Transmission in the Early Americas: Fourth Early Americanist 'Summit' brings together scholars who study translation from a variety of disciplinary perspectives, including history, art history, anthropology, linguistics, and literary studies in multiple languages. The conference features 40 panels dedicated to a broad range of topics -- from indigenous soundscapes and Nahuatl in New Spain to the translation of religious, scientific, and political treatises.

RSVP here

2829 16th St NW
Washington, DC 20009
Thursday June 2, 2016
6:45 pm
Free Admission

All Sessions 6:45pm at the Mexican Cultural Institute


Announcing the 2016 season of Mexican Table, a program dedicated to showcasing Mexico's culinary wealth and diversity and to demonstrating why Mexican cuisine was added to UNESCO's Intangible Cultural Heritage List in 2010!

2016 Sessions

October 20, 6:45pm - Mexican Table will then host special guest chef Ana Saldaña in a session titled A Date with the Aztec Goddess Mayahuel focusing on the agave. The chefs will take diners on a culinary journey through the different regions of Mexico to learn about the diverse uses of the amazing agave, whose history begins in pre-hispanic times and tells the story of a nation rich in cultural and culinary heritage.

December 8, 6:45pm - Mexican Table will host special guest chef Aquiles Chávez as he presents Tabasco: Flavors from Eden. Tabasco, a southern Mexican state, is a large agricultural production center whose traditional recipes are some of the most authentic due to the continued use of pre-Columbian recipes and ingredients.


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.

Interested in learning more about Mexico's gastronomy? Find lots more info here at venacomer!

Mexican Cultural Institute
2829 16th Street NW DC
More Info here

Through July 10, 2016 at the Renwick Gallery


Don't miss the opportunity to see Mexican artist Gabriel Dawe's mezmerising piece at the newly renovated Renwick Gallery!

If you've been in DC or on Instagram lately, you've undoubtedly seen or heard about Gabriel Dawe's captivating piece Plexus A1. Meticulously crafted with over 60 miles of thread, the piece is a visual representation of the full spectrum of natural light, inspired by Dawe's childhood memories of the skies over Mexico City and East Texas. The etherial rainbow helix is part of the WONDER exhibition at the Renwick Gallery. A show of large scale installation pieces catered specifically to the space, WONDER explores the self's interaction with nature at large.

Read more at Smithsonian Magazine | Exhibition info

Renwick Gallery
Pennsylvania Avenue at 17th Street NW
Washington DC, 20006
Through July 10, 2016

May 14 through June 18, 2016 at the Hamiltonian Gallery


Hamiltonian is pleased to present Material/Ethereal, an exhibition of new works by artists Alejandro Pintado and Dan Perkins. In Material/Ethereal, Mexican artist Alejandro Pintado and Baltimore-based painter Dan Perkins dissect and re-contextualize the visual and social histories that surround depictions of constructed and natural spaces from the 19th century to the present day.

In his newest works, Alejandro Pintado immerses viewers into the hermetic private collections of the 19th century's great thinkers. Within the dusty confines of the studies and libraries of Humboldt, Sir John Soane and Darwin, Pintado places shimmering incandescent geometric forms and solid objects that hover in space. These foregrounded objects, metaphors for the pursuit of knowledge, break the two dimensional picture plane and serve as a bridge between Pintado's painted depictions of a fading modern past and the present day.

An opening reception will take place on Saturday, May 14 from 7-9 pm. Both artists will be in attendance. RSVP here.

The artists will also give a talk on their work Tuesday, May 17 at 7 pm. RSVP here.

Learn more about the artists and exhibit here.

Hamiltonian Gallery
1353 U Street NW
Suite 101
Washington, DC 20009
May 14 - June 18, 2016

June 18 - August 14 at the American University Museum


The Looking Glass: Artist Immigrants of Washington celebrates ten artists who left Latin America for many different reasons over the last sixty years and made their homes, and their artistic careers and contributions, in the Washington region.

They include Joan Belmar and Juan Downey from Chile, Carolina Mayorga from Colombia, Ric Garcia, Lenny Campello, and Jose Ygnacio Bermudez from Cuba, Muriel Hasbun from El Salvador, Frida Larios from El Salvador/Honduras, Irene Clouthier from Mexico, and Naul Ojeda from Uruguay. They brought with them artistic traditions that took root and bore fruit here in the United States.

More info

American University Museum
4400 Massachusetts Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20016