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'Constructing MEXICO68' Exhibit Opening

  • Mexican Cultural Institute 2829 16th Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20009 United States (map)

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.

This exhibit is presented as part of DC Architecture Month. Make sure to check out all their events including a talk on the architecture of the MEXICO68 games on April 11.


Tue, April 10, 2018

6:45 PM – 8:30 PM EDT

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Mexican Cultural Institute

2829 16th Street Northwest 

Washington, DC 20009 

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