Mexican Cultural Institute, Washington DC

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The Mexican Cultural Institute of Washington, D.C. is 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 its 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. Over the past two decades, the Institute has developed cultural programming in partnership with many institutions in the nation's capital including the Smithsonian Institution, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the National Gallery of Art, the Library of Congress, among others, 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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  • One of Washington's greatest attractions is this building that houses a large mural by Roberto Cuevas del Río, student muralist of Diego Rivera; don't stop visiting him; it has high-level temporary exhibitions. All October is presented an exhibition of Mexican cartoons
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  • Beautiful house of the early twentieth century that was, for several years, the embassy of Mexico and the house of the ambassador. Among its attractions is a striking mural by a disciple De Diego Rivera dating from 1941. It illustrates important moments in the history of Mexico. It also has an interior courtyard with beautiful Talavera tiles. He always hosts free exhibitions.
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  • The Mexican Cultural Institute is a historic mansion in Columbia Heights NW. Several top government officials lived in it before the Mexican government bought it in 1921 as their embassy. When the Mexican embassy moved to Pennsylvania Avenue in 1989, this building became a cultural center. The building itself is four floors with grand halls and rooms. There’s a salon, a blue tiled hall, and a grand hall. As you wind up the stairs, you’ll notice beautiful murals along the way. The cultural center hosts events, music, films, lecture and art exhibits. It’s free and open until 6pm. It’s worth a visit!
  • Gorgeous setting. A hidden gem in DC where i grew up but had never heard of MCI. the curated exhibition in May 2019 was stunningly well put together. thank you Alison and company!
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