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This document contains a description of the inauguration of the 1935 poster exhibition in Morelia at the Centro Cultural Obrero [The Workers’ Cultural Center], which had previously been expropriated. It reproduces fragments of the speech by Roberto Reyes Pérez, who promoted this traveling exhibition.


Guided by the ideal of service to the proletariat, the works presented in this exhibition possessed anti-clerical and anti-fascist themes that served to illustrate the goals and achievements of the Six Year Plan of the Cárdenas administration (1934-1940). This had also been an initiative of the maximato (the presidency of Plutarco Elías Calles (1924-28) and of the puppets he designated as president after him, 1928-34). Such an ideology was subsequently adopted by the Lázaro Cárdenas administration. The initiative planned to construct rural schools and called for additional federal control of a “secular and socialist” education, while at the same time promoting Mexican industry and land reform.

Dafne Cruz Porchini
CURARE, Espacio crítico para las artes, Mexico City, Mexico
Instituto de Investigaciones Bibliográficas : Biblioteca Nacional/Hemeroteca Nacional