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

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


In collaboration with the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, the Mexican Cultural Institute is proud to host a showcase of Mixteco music and dance groups participating in this year's festival!

The showcase will include Banda Brillo de San Miguel Cuevas and Grupo Nuu Yuku/Danza de los Diablos de San Miguel Cuevas, two Mixteco music and dance groups from California that are performing at the Folklife Festival. Banda Brillo de San Miguel Cuevas is a ten-piece Mixteco Oaxacan wind band, local to the San Joaquin Valley. The group's repertoire includes the most popular Mixtec dance rhythm, called the chilena, in addition to a wide range of traditional regional Mexican and Oaxacan music, including rancheras, boleros, marcheas, and polkas. Grupo Nuu Yuku/Danza de los Diablos de San Miguel Cuevas is a Mixteco dance group from the San Joaquin Valley with more than 35 members. The danza de los diablos, or dance of the devils, as performed by Grupo Nuu Yuku represents a specialized local tradition that is unique to San Miguel Cuevas in the Juxtlahuaca district of the Mixteca Baja in northern Oaxaca, Mexico.

In addition to the event at the MCI you can see the groups' performances at the 'Sounds of California Stage' on the National Mall on June 29 at 3:30pm, June 30 at 11:45am and 4:15pm, July 1 at 1:15pm and 3:30pm, July 2 at 11:00am and 4:15pm, July 3 at 12:30pm and 3:30pm, July 4 at 11:45am and 4:15am, July 7 at 11:00am and 3:30pm, and July 8 at 12:30pm and 2:45pm.

RSVP to the showcase | About the groups | About the festival

2829 16th St NW
Washington, DC 20009
July 6, 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 19, 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

See a conversation with Gabriel Dawe about his piece and other work here

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