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Art exhibition Calladita te ves mas bonita / Be pretty and shut up by Mexican artist Carmen Mariscal

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The Mexican Cultural Institute in collaboration with the New Orleans Hispanic Heritage Foundation is pleased to present the exhibition
Calladita te ves mas bonita Be pretty and shut up by Carmen Mariscal from March 21 to May 24, 2019
Opening reception Thursday, March 21 6:00 to 9:00 pm Mexican Cultural Institute 901 Convention Center Blvd. Suite 118 - New Orleans, LA


Opening reception of the 2019 Maya Symposium and last opportunity to enjoy the exhibition "Diego and Frida: A Halfway Smile"

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The Mexican Cultural Institute and the Middle American Research Institute at Tulane University are pleased to invite you to the opening reception of the

2019 Maya Symposium
The Center Could not Hold
The Ancient Maya and Collapse

on February 14th, 2019 at the Art Gallery of the MCI.

Come and enjoy with us an evening of celebration of the great Maya Culture and have the last opportunity to see the exhibition
"Diego and Frida: A Halfway Smile". 
The exhibition is an amazing collection of photographs from the Instituto de Bellas Artes in Mexico.

"A Brief History of the Aztecs" presentation by Diego Matadamas Gomora

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A Brief History of the Aztecs The Aztecs are along with the Mayas, the most famous pre-hispanic culture in Mexico. They founded the city of Tenochtitlan in 1325 AD on a small island in the middle of a lake and became the most powerful empire of Mesoamerica in a period less than 200 years. They left a large corpus of archaeological remains that show the development of their society. For their part, the European priests and conquerors who arrived in the city in 1519 AD were surprised by their beauty and the complexity of the Aztec religion. For this reason they wrote numerous chronicles and produced, together with the natives valuable pictorial manuscripts where it is possible to appreciate the history of this town.
We will travel through this fascinating society to see the evolution of the Aztecs from their origins as hunter-gatherers until the creation of the great empire that dominated a vast territory. …

ROMA by Alfonso Cuarón at The Broad Theater

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The Mexican Cultural Institute and the Consulate of Mexico in New Orleans are pleased to announce the screening of the film
ROMA
by Academy Award (R)-winning director and writer Alfonso Cuarón
at The Broad Theater  from December 14th to 24th, 2018

Photographic Exhibition: Diego and Frida, A Halfway Smile

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The exhibition Diego and Frida, A Halfway Smile consists of personal photographs through which the wonderful world shared by Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo is revealed. One of the most controversial couples in the history of art in Mexico, united for almost 25 years, their relationship is marked by an infinity of encounters and disagreements. This axis of love witnessed innumerable contacts, closeness, complicity and deep friendships with great personalities of the time. It is through the images captured by friends like Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Nicolas Murray and Edward Weston that different stages of the relationship, life, pain and death of Frida and Diego are presented.
From December 7, 2018 to February 15, 2019

Artist-In-Residence Mexican-American Band LOS CENZONTLES

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The Mexican Cultural Institute and the Preservation Hall Foundation present the Artist-In-Residence  Mexican-American Band
LOS CENZONTLES 


Los Cenzontles will be artists in residency from December 10 through December 14, 2018. The California-based band is heavily influenced by Mexican regional folk music. Their influences include a number of national sub-genres including mariachi, banda, Michoacan, Norteño and rancheras, mixed with hints of rock-and-roll and country music.  The group will be performing at the Mexican Cultural Institute in New Orleans on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 6 p.m. and at the Preservation Hall on Thursday, December 13, 2018 beginning at 8 p.m. 

Hispanic Women Making Art: Creative Empowerment and Identity

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The Mexican Cultural Institute  in collaboration with the New Orleans Hispanic Heritage Foundation  presents the groundbreaking exhibition
Hispanic Women Making Art:
Creative Empowerment and Identity


6 Female Artists | 3 Countries
Curated by Marcela  Correa, MFA

Artist participating: 
Verónica Bapé, Belinda Flores-Shinshillas, Ana Hernandez,  Josephine Sacabo, Laura Velez and Luba Zygarewicz
From September 26 to November 24, 2018