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Grand Masters of Mexican Popular Art at Palacio Iturbide

Jacobo Ángeles Ojeda, Jaguar, 2012. San Martín Tilcajete, Oaxaca, Collection Fomento Cultural Banamex, A.C. Photo: Sebastián Crespo

September 2019 – May 2020

Great Masters of Mexican Popular Art, 20 years is on view at the Citibanamex Palace of Culture – Iturbide Palace. The exhibition pays tribute to the 150 architects who made up the original project of the Popular Art Support Program. Setting the standard and highlighting the development of works with expressive, technical, and traditional materials used with perfection, the show includes the new Grand Masters, those who’ve been incorporated into the Program and who’ve expanded the works considered for the Collection. The exhibition will be open for free until May 2020.

With more than 5,000 works of folk art, created by more than 800 Grand Masters, from the 32 states of Mexico, it’s a major exhibition. Among curated works are objects made from everything from cardboard to wax, mud, natural fibers, metals, wood, textiles, and stone. These illustrate the quality and beauty of the multiple disciplines.

The curatorship for the project, under Cándida Fernández de Calderón, director of Fomento Cultural Banamex, AC, included collaborative work with leading artists, gallery owners, and interior designers. Among them, Rodrigo Rivero Lake, Jorge Marín, Patricia Ortiz Monasterio and Jaime Riestra, Marco Coello and Judith Espinar, intend to show the beauty and importance of living with popular art in our daily and personal environments.

To complement the exhibition, a new edition of the book, Grandes Maestros del Arte Popular Mexicano (Great Masters of Mexican Popular Art) is to be published in the coming year. The volume is to include the biographies, techniques and beauty of all of the Great Masters creations. With the support of the Friends of the Great Masters of Popular Art association, the directory of the exhibit will be published digitally, and available to the public through the website.

Come and marvel at the creations of the Great Masters of Mexican Popular Art! We will wait for you!

Great Masters of Mexican Popular Art. Fomento Cultural Banamex Collection, A.C. 20 years
Citibanamex Palace of Culture – Iturbide Palace
Madero 17, Historic Center
Mexico City

September 2019 – May 2020

Hours Mondays through Sundays, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Admission is Free

Date(s): May 01, 2020