Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Mexican Consulate of San Francisco Extends Jose Guadalupe Posada Exhibition

The Consulado de Mexico de San Francisco, CA, has extended its exhibition of historic works on paper by Jose Guadalupe Posada. The works include original prints showing political, historical, religious and sensational themes as illustrated by Posada and some by Manual Manilla. Both artists worked for the printing house of  A.Vanegas Arroyo. All works are from the New World Prints Collection. A variety of calavera images in recognition of Dia de los Muertos are in the show. Included in this exhibition are selected prints and supportive illustrations showing Posada's influence on contemporary artists such as Frida Kahlo, Leopoldo Mendez, Ester Hernandez and the ASARO movement of Oaxaca. The show will remain open until March 8. Located in the gallery and main floor at the Consulate located on Folsom Street between 1st and 2nd Streets in San Francisco, CA. There is a lecture planned for March 3, 2011, details as follows:
La Revolución Social de José Guadalupe Posada
Lecture by exhibition curator: Jim Nikas
Thursday, March 3, 2011
6:30 PM until 8:30 PM
Seating is limited to the first 80 attendees, RSVP required
Consulado de Mexico de San Francisco
532 Folsom Street (between 1st and 2nd Streets)
San Francisco, CA 94105
RSVP Contact: Ms. Marimar Suarez email:

Thursday, January 13, 2011