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José Guadalupe Posada, Calavera de la Catrina (Skull of the Female Dandy), from the portfolio 36 Grabados: José Guadalupe Posada, published by Arsacio Vanegas, Mexico City, c. 1910, printed 1943, photo-relief etching with engraving, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Museum purchase funded by the friends of Freda Radoff.

Calaveras Mexicanas: The Art and Influence of José Guadalupe Posada

Saturday, Nov 02, 2013
3 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Law Building
1001 Bissonnet Map & Directions

Discover the influential life and work of José Guadalupe Posada. Known as the father of Mexican printmaking, he is also the artist most closely associated with imagery related to Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), celebrated in Mexico and around the world. This tour of the exhibition Calaveras Mexicanas: The Art and Influence of José Guadalupe Posada showcases the range of Posada's work, as well as his profound influence on artists such as José Clemente Orozco and Diego Rivera.

Education programs receive generous funding from the Kinder Foundation; the Institute of Museum and Library Services; ExxonMobil; the Favrot Fund; Occidental Petroleum Corporation; the National Museum of Korea; the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation; Susanne M. and Melbern G. Glasscock; The Brown Foundation, Inc.; The Americana Foundation; An Anonymous Donor; Mr. William J. Hill; Cameron International Corporation; Houston Junior Woman’s Club; the Sterling-Turner Foundation; and The Susan Vaughan Foundation.