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


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

The Mexican Cultural Institute and the Consulate of Mexico in New Orleans are pleased to announce the screening of the film
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

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

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

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

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


The Mexican Cultural Institute in New Orleans is pleased to announce the opening of the the exhibition 


presented and organized by the Second Story Gallery and the New Orleans Healing Center as part of the St. Claude Arts District's second Saturday Art walk  

Saturday, September 8th 6:00 to 9:30 pm Second Story Gallery New Orleans Healing Center 2372 St. Claude Ave. New Orleans, LA

Poetry Reading Inspired by the Visual Arts by acclaimed Poet and Art critic RICARDO PAU-LLOSA

The Mexican Cultural Institute and the Consulate of Mexico  in New Orleans are pleased to present a
Poetry reading and Gallery talk by acclaimed Cuban-American Poet and Art critic RICARDO PAU-LLOSA
in conjunction with the current exhibition 
“Reflection and the DiasporicEpic” by artist Piki Mendizabal 

on August 24, 2018
5:30 to 7:30 pm 

901 Convention Center Blvd. Suite 118
New Orleans, LA 
Entrance to the Institute's gallery is through Higgins Street

Pau-Llosa was born into a working-class family in Havana. In 1960 Pau-Llosa fled Cuba with his parents, older sister, and maternal grandmother — all of whom emerge in his autobiographical poems of exile and remembrance. He graduated from Belén Jesuit Preparatory High School in Miami in 1971, and went on to major in English (literature) at various universities, among them Florida International University (BA, 1974), Florida Atlantic University (MA, 1976), and the University of Florida (1978–1981).
His first book of poetry, Sorting Metaphors (Anh…