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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.

¡Día de los Muertos!

Saturday, Nov 02, 2013
10 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Beck Building
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Law Building
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Museum admission is free all day for this family celebration of the holiday Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)!

Discover Calaveras Mexicanas: The Art and Influence of José Guadalupe Posada on this free day! The exhibition commemorates the 100th anniversary of the death of José Guadalupe Posada (1852–1913), considered the father of Mexican printmaking.

Calaveras Creations
10 a.m.–2 p.m. (Beck Building)
Enjoy family gallery activities and art making inspired by Calaveras Mexicanas. Join in the art of papel picado (perforated paper), a decorative craft that features colorful paper cut into elaborate designs. Learn about the process of printmaking, and create your own work of art depicting skeletons and skulls like the ones in Posada's prints.