Mexican Cultural Institute
Image: Jose Ramirez “The magic tree” courtesy of the AltaMed Collection. Part of the exhibit Before the 45th | Action/Reaction in Chicano and Latino Art currently on view
The Mexican Cultural Institute, the cultural arm of the Embassy of Mexico in the United States, is a non-profit organization 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 become a thriving artistic center in the heart of Washington, offering quality ongoing cultural programs, including art exhibitions, lectures, music concerts, film screenings, theatre and dance performances, culinary tastings, and more.
The Institute has produced many of these cultural programs in partnership with 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, and the American Film Institute, among others. In its new phase of development, the Institute has prioritized showcasing Mexico as a plural and creative culture, promoting artistic dialogue between Mexico and the United States, and expanding education in the arts.