Gastronomy and Special Events 2015

Frida Kahlo: Art, Garden, Life

The New York Botanical Garden

May 16th – November 1st

This exhibition was the first to examine Frida Kahlo’s keen appreciation for the beauty and variety of the natural world, as evidenced by her home and garden as well as the complex use of plant imagery in her artwork. Featuring a rare display of more than a dozen original Kahlo paintings and works on paper, this limited six-month engagement also reimagined the iconic artist’s famed garden and studio at the Casa Azul, her lifelong home in Mexico City.

Photos courtesy of the NYBG

Accompanying events invited visitors to learn about Kahlo’s life and enduring cultural influence through music, lectures, Frida al Fresco evenings, Mexican-inspired shopping and dining experiences, and hands-on art activities for kids.

Fundraising event at the NYBG

The New York Botanical Garden

June 17th

The Consulate General of Mexico in New York, The Mexican Tourism Board, The Mexican Cultural Institute of New York and The New Yorker Promotions presented the exhibition Frida Kahlo: Art, Garden, Life in an evening reception celebrating Frida Kahlo’s artistic legacy and love of the natural world. There was a private viewing of the exhibition and a cocktail reception with a concert featuring singer Magos Herrera. Proceedings went directly to support The Mexican Cultural Institute of New York’s activities.

Photos: Roberto Campos-Ruiz / The Mexican Cultural Institute New York
Ricardo Seco’s Spring/Summer 2015 Collection

New Museum

February 17th

Ricardo Seco’s Fall/Winter 2015 collection was presented at Bowery’s New Museum during the New York Fashion week. The collection aimed to bring out the reality in modern Mexico’s street style, juxtaposed to Seco’s last season’s “Dreams,” which was reminiscent of the Wixárika tribe. The designer presented varying silhouettes and explored several different fabrics and textures, including leather, silk, cotton, wool and neoprene.

Wanted Design International Design Event

Terminal Stores New York

May 15th - May 18th

Wanted Design is a platform dedicated to promoting design and fostering the international creative community at large throughout the year. This year’s exhibitors included Territorio Creativo Mexicano and La Tlapalería. Mexican Design School Centro participated in one of the workshops and Mexicans Alexis del Toro and Diego Garza presented their projects at Launch Pad, a special event dedicated to independent designers and small companies who seek a manufacturer for their new products.

The Empire State Building commemorates the 205th anniversary of Mexico’s Independence

On September 15th, 2015, the Empire State Building lit up in green, white, and red -the colors of the Mexican flag- in commemoration of the 205th anniversary of our Independence!

Commemoration of the 205th anniversary of Mexico's Independence

Bedford-Union Armory

September 20th

To commemorate the 205th anniversary of Mexico’s Independence, the Consulate General of Mexico in New York and the Mexican Cultural Institute of New York organized an event during which the attendees enjoyed music, traditional food, and family entertainment. At 8 pm, the Consul General of Mexico in New York, Ambassador Sandra Fuentes-Berain, announced the customary Cry of Dolores, or Grito de Dolores, in remembrance of the heroes who sacrificed their lives for Mexican Independence.

Food tasting: Cuisine from Chiapas

Octavio Paz Gallery (Consulate General of Mexico in New York)

November 18th

After the opening of Indomitable: Contemporary Photography from Chiapas there was a food tasting with traditional dishes from Chiapas by Barbara Sibley, chef and owner of La Palapa Cocina Mexicana.

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