As part of its ongoing 50th anniversary celebrations, IPADE inaugurated the new Espacio Pedro Casciaro exhibit space with a ribbon cutting ceremony on March 31st. The new space features a permanent collection of historical photos, videos, documents, and objects that have played a role during the first 50 years of IPADE.
The exhibition unites the past, present, and future of IPADE, providing visitors with a historical overview of the institution, as well as insight into IPADE’s modern vision and plans for the future.
The space is named after Monsignor Pedro Casciaro, the member of Opus Dei responsible for bringing the work of Opus Dei to Mexico. Monsignor Casciaro also played a fundamental role in the founding of IPADE, serving as the contact between Carlos Llano, Manuel Senderos, and Gastón Azcárraga. When IPADE was formally founded, Father Casciaro taught two courses and served as the Chaplain from 1971 until his death in 1995.
The two halls offer visitors an overview of the life of Pedro Casciaro, as well as sections on the history of the former Hacienda de San Antonio Clavería; the founding of IPADE; the Case Method; as well as information on IPADE faculty; the recently created 50th Anniversary time capsule; an organizational timeline, including maps and publication highlights; the IPADE shield; the score of the recently commissioned symphonic piece by Dr. Samuel Zymann; and information on the values that guide IPADE.