• .Tomorrow will see the inauguration in Philadelphia, USA of the exhibition Paint the Revolution, which is not just a collection of extraordinary art but also a way to understand and admire Mexico, he said.
  • President Peña Nieto thereby reaffirms his commitment to promoting the dissemination of cultural contents of extraordinary quality, he explained.

At a joint press conference with Secretary of Culture Rafael Tovar y de Teresa, Eduardo Sánchez Hernández, General Coordinator of Social Communication and Government Spokesman said that the exhibition Paint the Revolution: Mexican Modern Art 1910-1950 will open tomorrow in Philadelphia in the United States. One of the most important cultural projects in recent years, it has been jointly undertaken through a partnership between the Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

He explained that, “The two institutions collaborated over four years to bring together one of the most complete exhibitions of modern Mexican art presented to date, which will show the evolution of Mexican art in the post-revolutionary era”.

"This is one of many actions taken by President Enrique Peña Nieto to promote the cultural richness of Mexico,” he declared.

Spokesman Eduardo Sanchez said that through the exhibition Paint the Revolution, “The government reaffirms its commitment to promoting the dissemination of cultural content of extraordinary quality, both in Mexico and in other countries”.

He explained that, “The dissemination of Mexican art and culture is a substantive part of government policy”.

He noted that, “Through the Secretariat of Culture, significant examples of Mexican artists’ work have been taken to countries such as Brazil, Canada, France, the United Kingdom, China and the United States, among many others. Thus, Mexico has had a presence in virtually every region in the world”.

He said that the culture sector, “Has received a particular boost from President Peña Nieto through the creation of the Culture Secretariat in December of last year. Exhibitions such as Paint the Revolution make it possible to project Mexico to the world through its art,” he declared.

He said that, “This exhibition will display the works of Saturnino Herrán, Alfredo Ramos Martínez, María Izquierdo, Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, David Alfaro Siqueiros and José Clemente Orozco and other  internationally recognized Mexican artists whose work has enabled a better understanding of Mexico in the world”.

He went on to say: “Paint the Revolution is more than an exhibition: it is a dialogue between past and present, between Mexico and the United States, between art and history”.

Eduardo Sánchez noted that, “Forty-two major exhibitions of Mexican art have been staged, which have received approximately five million visitors”.

“Like the exhibition Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, José Clemente Orozco, recently opened at the Grand Palais in Paris, and The Maya: The Language of Beauty, exhibited in Verona, Italy, Pinta Revolution is not just a collection of extraordinary art, it is above all a way to understand and admire Mexico,” he said.