Jul 152011

If you’re visiting Washington D.C. this summer, don’t miss the exhibition entitled Mexico Through the Lens of National Geographic: celebrating a century of visual exploration, on at the Mexican Cultural Institute in Washington D.C. through October 22.

exhibition logoThe exhibition features more than 130 National Geographic images of Mexico taken from feature articles published in the magazine in the past 100 years. The images are arranged in seven groups: Explorers, The Maya, The 1916 and 1996 Special Issues on Mexico, Nature, The Border, People and The Photographic Eye.

Our attention was drawn to this exhibition by the always-interesting blog supporting National Geographic’s “My Wonderful World” Campaign. “My wonderful World” is an initiative to expand geographic learning in school, at home, and in communities—just the kind of initiative that we at Geo-Mexico.com wholeheartedly support.

Many people have great memories of particular National Geographic photos or articles that made an impact on their lives. In my case, by a happy coincidence, it is one of the images included in the “My Wonderful World” post about the exhibition: an image of Monarch butterflies that was included in the cover article of the August 1976 issue. This photo would change my life, though I didn’t know it at the time!

The Mexican Cultural Institute is located at 2829 16th Street, NW Washington DC 20009.  Gallery Hours are Monday–Friday from 10:00am to 6:00pm and Saturday from 12:00 – 4:00pm.  Enjoy!


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