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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.

Posada, the Artist and the Myth

Thursday, Oct 31, 2013
5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Law Building, Lower Level
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This free lecture is part of the symposium “Posada, Velasco, García Cubas: Re-envisioning late 19th- and 20th-Century Mexican Visual Culture,” organized by the department of Hispanic Studies at the University of Houston and department of Spanish and Portuguese at Rice University.

Welcome remarks by José Ramón Ruisánchez, University of Houston, kick off the symposium's keynote talk, “Posada, the Artist and the Myth,” by speaker Rafael Baraja, a.k.a. El Fisgón. The lecture is followed by a viewing of the current exhibition Calaveras Mexicanas: The Art and Influence of José Guadalupe Posada. Participants are also invited to attend the night's Happy Hour Thursday.

This program was made possible in part with a grant from Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.