Around 36,000 attendees enjoyed the Miró exhibition in Mérida

- May 20, 2024

Around 36,000 attendees witnessed and enjoyed the exhibition “Miró: Mysticism and Avant-Garde,” which was held at the Olimpo Cultural Center in this city from January until early this month. The exhibition was inaugurated during the Mérida Fest to celebrate the 482nd anniversary of the Yucatecan capital.

The display featured nearly 60 works by the sculptor, engraver, and ceramist Joan Miró, aiming to help the public appreciate one of the great plastic artists of the 20th century. Miró was born in Barcelona in 1893 and passed away in Palma de Mallorca in 1983.

Irving Berlín Villafaña, the Director of Culture in Mérida, expressed, “We did very well; around 36,000 visitors attended, a number we are accustomed to.” According to Berlín Villafaña, the January exhibition typically attracts a similar number of people. The record attendance, however, belongs to the Pablo Picasso exhibition, which took place during the administration of César Bojórquez Zapata and drew approximately 60,000 attendees. It was the first time an internationally renowned artist had participated, and since then, many other authors such as Rembrandt, Dalí, and a significant number of Spanish and Mexican painters have followed suit.

This exhibition is generally well-received, and the impressive attendance figures highlight its success

Source: Yucatan Ahora