Urban Constellation: A century of Mexico on 16th St. NW

Canal Washington, D.C.

We present our new photographic and documental exhibition depicting the story of the building of the Mexican Cultural Institute since its inception. The exhibition covers three main moments of the history of the House: 1) the times of the House as the MacVeagh Mansion, commissioned to Nathan Wyeth by Emily MacVeagh in 1910-11, and its short aftermath administered by the State Department; 2) the times of the House as the Embassy of Mexico when it was acquired by the Mexican Government in 1921; 3) the times of the House as the Mexican Cultural Institute, founded in 1990.

Urban Constellation seeks to pay homage to the House of the Mexican Cultural Institute which was bought by the Mexican Government a hundred years ago. This exhibition was curated by the staff of the Mexican Cultural Institute. It expanded a research first conducted by former U.S. cultural diplomat, Harry Iceland, and funded by the Mayor Office for Latino Affairs in 2006

The exhibition will be available for viewing starting on September 3, 2021, at the Orozco Gallery – first floor of the Mexican Cultural Institute.

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