Mexican Cultural Institute

The Mexican Cultural Institute of Washington, D.C. is housed in one of the most spectacular mansions on 16th Street on Meridian Hill.  Designed and built in 1910 by renowned architects Nathan Wyeth and George A. Fuller, the mansion was a gift from Emily Eames MacVeagh to her husband Franklin MacVeagh, Secretary of the Treasury during the Taft Administration. The mansion served as the Embassy of Mexico from 1921 until 1989, when the Embassy moved to Pennsylvania Avenue.  The Mexican Cultural Instutitue took residence in the mansion in 1990. The mansion boasts spectacular murals by artist Roberto Cuervo del Rio, as well as a vast collection of Mexican art encompassing its vibrant and diverse cultures, both past and present.