Throughout the past century and up until today, the “Secretaría de Hacienda” (treasury department) has consolidated two valuable cultural collections for México: the “Acervo Patrimonial” and “Colección Pago en Especie.” They have integrated significant artistic heritage elements that include some of the most important Mexican art pieces.

This selection at MACAY museum has been put together under the title “Acervos Artísticos de la Nación en Custodia de la SHCP.” It is made up of 114 pieces, a clear example of the work that this department does to preserve and promote this art, as well as to enrich and to promote cultural development through national and international exhibitions, contributing to the nurturing of culture in our country.

The body of the exhibition is comprised of pieces owned by the “Acervo Patrimonial de la SHCP,” as a result of the rescue and restoration program that began in 1982; as well as from the “Pago en Especie” collection, a Mexican regimen that allows artists to meet their fiscal obligations by giving the SHCP a portion of their work, a program that was started in 1957. It is a historic review of Mexican arts, from the colonial era to the contemporary, including paintings, drawings, engravings, photos, sculpture, and antique furniture.

The “Dirección General de Promoción Cultural y Acervo Patrimonial de la Secretaría de Hacienda y Crédito Público” has a significant commitment to the artistic community and the public in general, promoting the pieces that are in the Department’s collections. This commitment can become a really thanks to the significant collaboration from other institutions, such as in this case the Fernando García Ponce Museum, that will receive the most important itinerant exhibition: Acervos Artísticos de la Nación en Custodia de la SHCP.

About the exhibition
Is a compilation of five centuries of art in México, by national and international artists. It’s divided into different themes that allow the public to wander in a natural way through the display of the pieces of these two historic collections. You can enjoy it from October to December 2017.

Pieces that stand out are New Spain wood carvings you will see as well as Flemish pieces from the 17th century and a mixture of Russian icons. There are also pieces from artists such as Ignacio Asúnsolo, Angelina Beloff, Fernando Castro Pacheco, Diego Rivera, Rufino Tamayo, David Alfaro Siqueiros, Raúl Anguiano, and more.

Pasaje Revolución, Calle 60 x 61 y 63, Centro
Closed on Tuesdays

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