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Presented by Marion Oettinger, Jr., curator of Latin American art, San Antonio Art Museum, in conjunction with the exhibition Calaveras Mexicanas: The Art and Influence of José Guadalupe Posada
José Guadalupe Posada (1852–1913) is considered the father of Mexican printmaking. He produced prints depicting current events, often satirizing the misdeeds of prominent political and religious leaders. Following his death, his calaveras (Spanish for “skulls”)—farcical representations in which living people are represented as skeletons—became associated with the holiday Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), celebrated in Mexico and around the world on November 1 and 2.
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$8 Nonmembers + Museum admission
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