Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Photography exhibit at the Mexican Cultural Institute on 16th Street tonight

You may have noticed the Mexican Cultural Institute, the Mexican Embassy's cultural wing, at 2829 16th Street NW (at Harvard) -- they have a really nice white mansion that was built in 1910.

If you've been meaning to pay them a visit, today is a good opportunity: they're hosting an exhibit by early 20th century photographer Hugo Brehme, including a talk by Brehme expert and art scholar Susan Toomey Frost.

Here's more on the exhibit and on the talk. See below for a couple more photos by Brehme, and the book on his works, Timeless Mexico. Looks interesting!
Join us for a lecture by Susan Toomey Frost, distinguished Hugo Brehme scholar and author ofTimeless Mexico: The Photographs of Hugo Brehme as she explores the Mexican Cultural Institute'sVisions of Mexico, an exhibit of Brehme's photography, on display until March 2nd 
An avid collector, Susan Toomey Frost is a leading authority on Mexican and Guatemalan postcards. Her articles have appeared in publications in the United States, Mexico and Germany, as well as online at susanfrost.org
Frost also collects "San José" decorative tiles and pottery from San Antonio and Mexico. The Texas State Historical Association named her tile book -- COLORS ON CLAY: The San José Tile Workshops of San Antonio -- as the best illustrated book on Texas history and culture. The book also won a publication award from the San Antonio Conservation Society. 
Frost has taught English and linguistics at three universities in Texas and Mexico.
It's free, but they recommend you RSVP to rsvp@instituteofmexicodc.org

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