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José Guadalupe Posada and the Mexican Penny Press
Start Date: 10/20/2017 All Day
End Date: 12/15/2017

Event Description:
José Guadalupe Posada (1852–1913) was one of Mexico’s most influential printmakers and illustrators. He produced an extensive body of imagery, from illustrations for children’s games to sensationalistic news stories that appeared in a variety of inexpensive penny press publications marketed to the country’s growing middle and working-class. Posada is best known for his popular and satirical representations of calaveras (skeletons) in lively guises. These figures featured prominently on broadsides—cheap illustrated handbills—that were published for the Day of the Dead celebrations every November. Posada’s prints shaped generations of Mexican artists, among them the muralists Diego Rivera and José Clemente Orozco.

This exhibition features a wide range of prints and print media by Posada, fellow illustrator Manuel Manilla, and others, including calaveras, chapbooks, political prints, devotional images, and representations of natural disasters and popular events.

Organized by THE TROUT GALLERY, Dickinson College Natalie and James Thompson Art Gallery

Hours:
Monday - Friday, 10:00am-4:00pm
Tuesday evenings, 6-7:30pm
and by appointment

For more visitor information, please visit http://gallery.sjsu.edu
Location Information:
SJSU Main Campus
Contact Information:
Name: Cynthia Cao
Phone: 4-4327
Email: Cynthia.Cao@sjsu.edu
Additional Information
Free and open to the public!

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