The Mexican Cultural Institute is proud to present its newest exhibit celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the first Latin American Olympic games, CONSTRUCTING MEXICO68, which takes audiences through a simple and concrete exploration of the sporting venues built for the 1968 Mexico City Summer Olympics and their constant connection to design and urban art.
Design was a fundamental part of MEXICO68. The development of competition sites for the Olympics' diverse sporting disciplines required not only the adaptation of existing structures, but also the rapid construction of new, modern and functional facilities. In these new spaces, it was possible to implement the use of an applied architecture that met both the needs of the audience and the functional requirements of each sporting event that occupied it. This exhibit examines the architectural innovation of the games and spotlights the urban art, like the Ruta de la Amistad, that played a fundamental role in the iconic MEXICO68 games.
There will be a public inauguration on April 10th with representatives from the Ruta de la Amistad and the Pedro Ramírez Vazquez Architecture Archives.
DATE AND TIME
Tue, April 10, 2018
6:45 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
Mexican Cultural Institute
2829 16th Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20009