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

September 28, 2016-January 28, 2017 at the Mexican Cultural Institute


This fall and winter the Mexican Cultural Institute will host the exhibit DELIMITATIONS, which catalogs the work of artists Marcos Ramírez ERRE and David Taylor. The exhibit inauguration will take place Wednesday, September 28 at 6:45 pm and will include a presentation by and discussion with the artists.

DELIMITATIONS, catalogs a 2400 mile long, site-specific installation that traces the border between Mexico and the United States as it existed in 1821. In marking the short-lived historic boundary with a series of monuments that mimic those installed along the contemporary border between Mexico and the United States, Ramírez and Taylor question the permanence of borders. Their work acknowledges the territory that Mexico lost and makes a claim for the present, not to contest the current boundary but to prompt a recognition that the United States and Mexico have a shared history and common interests.

RSVP here

This exhibition is presented in conjunction with the Goethe-Institut's exhibit 2,000 Miles: Divided Land, Common Humanity. You can learn more about their ehxibit by clicking here.

2829 16th St NW
Washington, DC 20009
September 28, 2016-January 28, 2017
Free Admission

Wednesday, August 31, 2016, 6:45pm at the Mexican Cultural Institute


The Mexican Cultural Institute is proud to host art historian Tatiana Flores for a lecture titled From Social to Artistic Revolution: The Making of Modern Mexican Art.

Her talk will include findings from her book Mexico's Revolutionary Avant-Gardes: From Estridentismo to ¡30-30!. A revisionist and interdisciplinary account of Mexican modern art as seen through two avant-garde movements, the book received the 2014 Humanities Book Prize awarded by the Mexico Section of the Latin American Studies Association. It was also runner-up for the Photography/Art category at the Southern California Book Festival and the Los Angeles Book Festival in 2013.

Tatiana Flores (Ph.D., Columbia University) is Associate Professor in the Department of Art History at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, with a joint appointment in the Department of Latino and Caribbean Studies. A specialist in modern and contemporary Latin American art, she is active as an independent curator and art critic, as well as an author.

RSVP here

2829 16th St NW
Washington, DC 20009
August 31, 2016

Tuesday, September 13, 2016, 6:45pm at the Mexican Cultural Institute
Thursday, September 15, 2016, 6:00pm at the The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts


The Mexican Cultural Institute is proud to kick of its fall musical programming with a performance by Onix Ensamble, an acclaimed group of Mexican musicians dedicated to promoting the best of Latin American contemporary music. In addition, to their concert at the MCI, Onix Ensamble will be performing at the Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage on September 15.

Founded by Mexican musician Alejandro Escuer in 1995, the mission of the group is to be the voice of Mexican and Latin American composers under the honored principles of cultural diversity, high quality musical craftsmanship and artistic originality.

ONIX offers a unique panorama of exclusive dedicated works, which are often influenced by literature, theatre, the visual arts and new technologies. The ensemble works to build new forms of expression through the creation of special pieces that combine classical music with other genres and aesthetic traditions.

RSVP to the MCI performance here

More info on the Kennedy Center performance here

Mexican Cultural Institute
2829 16th St NW
Washington, DC 20009
September 13, 2016, 6:45pm
Free admission

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Millennium Stage
2700 F Street NW
Washington, DC 20566
September 15, 2016, 6:00pm
Free admission, no free parking

October 5, 2016, 6:30-9:30pm at the Mexican Cultural Institute


Don't miss a night of food, music, art, and more as the Ibero-American Cultural Attachés Association (AACIA) presents Noche Iberoamericana!

Come taste cuisine from Paraguay, Mexico, El Salvador, and Venezuela while sipping on Argentinian & Chilean wine, Costa Rican beer, Dominican rum mojitos, and Peruvian pisco. Finish it all off with Portuguese natas, Ecuadorean chocolate, and Guatemalan coffee.

The program will include music from Spain by the Pavel Urkiza duet with percussion by Rigel Pérez, dance from Panama by GRUFOLPAWA, and music from Colombia by Verny Varela.

The Mexican Cultural Institute's exhibit will also be on display and the evening will include a raffle for Brazilian Cachaça, Cuban cigars, and the book 'I had to survive' by Roberto Canessa of Uruguay. Plus, all guests will walk away with a special surprise from Honduras.

See a video of previous years (Courtesy of International Club DC)

Buy tickets here!

2829 16th St NW
Washington, DC 20009
Wednesday, October 5, 6:30pm
Buy tickets here

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 19, 6:45pm (SOLD OUT) - 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.

Get tickets

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

Thursday, September 1, 2016, 6:00pm at the The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts


Be sure to catch Luz de Riada, a Jazz/rock/folk ensemble from Mexico City, for the Washington DC stop of their US tour!

Formed by Ramsés Luna in 2010, the band released its debut album in 2011 titled "Cuentos y Fábulas" (Tales and Fables) to great international critical and fan acclaim. Following 3 years of touring and shows in Mexico, Chile, and Argentina they released their second album "Cuentos y Fábulas vol 2" which is a live compilation of several key performances in Mexico City from 2012 and 2013. In 2016, Luz de Riada are back with the final installment of the Tales and Fables trilogy and will be starting a new chapter by touring the USA. Don't miss the chance to see them!

More info

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Millennium Stage
2700 F Street NW
Washington, DC 20566
September 1, 2016, 6:00pm
Free admission, no free parking

Wednesday, September 7, 2016, 3:30pm at the Library of Congress


Join the Library of Congress as it launches the online exhibit The Mexican Revolution and the United States in the Collections of the Library Of Congress / La Revolución Mexicana y los Estados Unidos en las Colecciones de la Biblioteca del Congreso.

Featuring extraordinary items from the Library, including letters from U.S. President William Howard Taft (1909-1913), photographs, books, manuscripts, and maps, the exhibit tells the dynamic story of the complex and turbulent relationship between Mexico and the United States during the Mexican Revolution, approximately 1910-1920.

See flyer

Library of Congress
Thomas Jefferson Building
Hispanic Reading Room, 2nd Floor
101 Independence Ave SE
Washington, DC
September 7, 2016, 3:30pm

Through September 4, 2016 at the George Washington University Museum


In this timely exhibition, forty-four artists, including Mexican artist Consuelo Jiménez Underwood, share personal and universal stories of migration-from historic events that scattered communities across continents to today's accounts of migrants and refugees adapting to a new homeland.

Consuelo Jiménez Underwood's work reflects personal border experiences: understanding the interconnectedness of societies, insisting on beauty in struggle, and celebrating my tri-cultural lens. Materials that reflect contemporary hypermodern sensitivity are interwoven to create large scale fiber art inspired in equal measures by land, politics, and the spirit.

Photo by Zachary Marin / The George Washington University.

Learn more about the artists and exhibit here.

George Washington University Museum
701 21st Street, NW
Washington, DC 20052
Through September 4, 2016

September 15-19, 2016 at various locations in Maryland


Don't miss the Son Jarocho band Radio Jarocho as they perform at several venues throughout Maryland!

An ensemble of 5 musicians, Radio Jarocho plays music inspired by the towns, the musicians, and the swampy countryside of Veracruz, Mexico. Writing predominantly in the son jarocho style, Radio Jarocho tailors their sound with diverse influences to create a unique and contemporary repertoire. The band has championed son jarocho over the past decade in dozens of concert venues in several cities, including New York, Washington DC, and Boston.

Son jarocho is a traditional music and dance from southern Veracruz, Mexico. The genre finds its roots in diverse Spanish, Mexican, and Afro-Caribbean musical forms, resulting in a uniquely American expression of song and dance.

Learn more about the artists and their performance schedule here.

September 15 at Salisbury University, 7:00pm
September 16 at Annapolis High School, 7:00pm
September 18 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 3:00pm
September 19 at IDB Cultural Auditorium, 6:30pm

Sep 8 - Oct 2, 2016 at the Gala Theater


This fall the GALA Theatre will commemorate the 400th anniversary of the death of Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra with the world premiere of Cervantes: The Last Quixote by Jordi Casanovas. Directed by 2016 Helen Hayes Award winner Jos&eaacute; Luis Arellano from Spain, Cervantes: The Last Quixote features Mexican actor Eric Robledo, who appeared in the Gala Thater's Yerma last year.

In this new play of mystery and intrigue, Cervantes has died in the street. A drunk insists that the man who killed him is the renowned poet Lope de Vega. In Casanovas' tale, the same man recounts the secrets Cervantes shared with him, revealing the most tempestuous period in the great writer's life and the unbridled creativity of his final years.

More info

Gala Theater
3333 14th St NW
Washington DC, 20009
September 8 - October 2, 2016

October 14 - 16, 2016 at the Lincoln Theater


Dont miss the opportunity to hear Mexican artist Pedro Reyes speak about art and social change at this year's Creative Time Summit!

The Creative Time Summit is the leading conference devoted to exploring the intersection of art and politics. Occurring in the nation's capital just weeks before the 2016 presidential election, The Creative Time Summit DC will take this historic moment to collectively consider what it might mean to radically transform the current state of democracy.

For speakers, schedules, and more about the Summit, click here.

1215 U St NW
Washington, DC 20009
October 14 - 16, 2016