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Considered one of the greatest Cuban artists of the 20th century Wifredo Lams Works on Display in Mexico
The exhibit is a retrospective of Lam´s works, going from the artist´s first portraits and his self-portrait to some of his most famous works, including ‘El tercer mundo´ (image), belonging to the collection of the Cuban National Museum of Fine Arts; ‘El umbral´, belonging to the collection of the Georges Pompidou Center of Paris and the ‘Mujer Caballo´, belonging to the collection of the Rufino Tamayo Museum of Mexico City.

The exhibit´s curators were Roberto Cobas, an expert with the Havana-based National Museum of Fine Arts, and Mexican Jorge Contreras. The exhibit comprises more than 80 works, including pieces borrowed from private owners, as well as others belonging to the collections of the Contemporary Art Museums of Chicago and Paris.

On hand during the opening ceremony was a large Cuban delegation, made up of Moraima Clavijo, Director of the National Museum of Fine Arts; Rubén del Valle Lantarón, President of the National Council on Fine Arts attached to the Ministry of Culture; Vivian Martínez Tabares, Cultural Counselor at the Cuban embassy and Eulogio Rodríguez, Cuban Consul General in Monterrey. Lam´s grandnephew Juan Castillo Sánchez was also very instrumental in setting up the exhibit.

Together with the retrospective of Wilfredo Lam´s works –on display until November- Marco inaugurated back in May an exhibit of works by Tomás Sánchez, who will also offer there a painting workshop this week. Therefore, we could say that the museum is very much devoted these days to promoting Cuban arts.


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