Evening Events

 

You can have high expectations on the Mexican hospitality provided for by our co-host, CEMEFI! WINGSForum 2017 Evening Events will take place at two beautiful locations – see below for more info.


Welcome Dinner at Nacional Monte de Piedad, Wednesday February 22

Nacional Monte de Piedad        
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Nacional Monte de Piedad is a not-for-profit institution and pawnshop and was recognized as a national charity in 1927 by the Mexican government. The main office is a historical building located off of Mexico City’s main plaza, Zócalo, located at one side of the Metropolitan Cathedral of Mexico City. Originally Axayactl Palace (former Aztec emperor) in which emperor Moctezuma hosted Hernan Cortés when he first arrived into Tenochtitlan.

 

Barry Gaberman Lecture & Reception at Franz Mayer Museum, Thursday February 23

Franz Museum         franz Museum 2

In a Historic building, founded in 1582, the Franz Mayer Museum was originally a hospital and had  many other uses over time until it was bought in 1908 by the philanthropist and art collector Franz Mayer with intention to establish a mint (Casa de Moneda). Today Franz Mayer Museum owns one of the most important Latin American art collections and hosts temporary art exhibitions, as the result of the mind and effort of its owner. The evening will include a lecture in the museums’ auditorium followed by a reception with traditional Mexican music and dance entertainment and an optional tour of the museum.