Mexico – Death of Rafael Tovary de Teresa, Minister of Culture (December 10, 2016)


We were extremely saddened to learn of the death of Rafael Tovary de Teresa, Mexico’s Minister of Culture, on December 10, 2016.

France pays tribute to the memory of this great scholar, who was a French speaker and Francophile and who played a major role in promoting Mexican culture and ensuring the vitality of our cultural and artistic cooperation.

His influence will continue to be felt through the “Mayas” exhibition at the Musée du Quai Branly, the “Frida Khalo/ Diego Rivera: Art in Fusion” exhibition at the Musée de l’Orangerie and the “Mexico 1900-1950” exhibition, currently on show at the Grand Palais.

We extend our condolences to his family and friends as well as to the Mexican authorities.