Washington, DC, November 3, 2017


The Embassy of Mexico in the United States informs that Ambassador Gerónimo Gutiérrez, participated in the inauguration of the Tamayo: The New York Years exhibition today with the Director of the Smithsonian Museum of American Art Stephanie Stebich. The exhibition will run until March 18, 2018.


Before a gathering of representatives from different sectors of U.S. society, the Ambassador underscored the value of art as one of the primary bridges in the relationship between Mexico and the United States. “In the current political times, I can’t think of a better way of showing what Mexicans and Americans can do when working together and inspiring one another. Tonight, we honor the bilateral relationship that takes the form of this splendid exhibition,” he said.


The exhibition brings together 41 of the best works of modernist painter Rufino Tamayo from public and private collections in Mexico, evidencing the influence the Mexican artist had on the New York cultural scene in the 1940s during the war and post-war periods in this country.


The preparation of the exhibition was carried out by E. Carmen Ramos, Curator of Latino Art in the museum who said “the history of Tamayo in New York is complex and reveals the way in which his immersion in the artistic world of the United States informed his art and, at the same time, how his presence had repercussions in the broader art world.”


 The museum has also organized a series of programs to accompany the exhibition, among them concerts and conferences. The first concert will be held on Saturday, November 4th, 2017, by the 21st Century Consort group. Later, on December 3rd, the Mexican Pasatono Orchestra will perform and on November 29th, curator E. Carmen Ramos will conduct a tour of the exhibition. For more information, consult the museum’s web page: http://ow.ly/lVMS30gkYtT