This is how they will pay tribute to the muralist Alfredo Zalce in Pátzcuaro

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With a guard of honor, a talk and an exhibition, the Ministry of Culture of Michoacán (Secum), in collaboration with the Municipality of Pátzcuaro, will pay tribute to Alfredo Zalce, next January 19 from 4 pm, in the municipality that saw this plastic artist born.

The activities of this tribute to the muralist, painter and sculptor from Michoacán will begin with a guard of honor at the Casa de la Cultura Alfredo Zalce, followed at 5 pm at the Municipal Palace with the talk: Alfredo Zalce. A life through his personal archive by Alan Omar Ávila, in charge of the Alfredo Zalce Fund of the National School of Higher Studies of the National Autonomous University of Mexico Morelia Unit.

In the Arts Room of said venue, at 6 pm, the exhibition: Alfredo Zalce. Exhibition in Tribute, made up of 33 works, including prints, textile works, ceramics, bronzes and paintings from the collection guarded by the Contemporary Art Museum that bears his name, located in Morelia.

With this exhibition, it is sought to make known the production, legacy and trajectory so significant for Michoacán and for the history of Mexican Modern Art, of the also painter and goldsmith.


Alfredo Zalce Torres was born in Pátzcuaro in 1908 and died in Morelia in 2003. He is recognized and remembered as a multifaceted artist and promoter of culture and modern Mexican art.

During his prolific artistic life he made works in different techniques, styles and supports. He is also recognized for having founded schools such as the Taxco Painting School, as well as for his community-oriented teachings in several primary schools of the Ministry of Public Education.