Sunday, December 20, 2020

American Print History Association Features Article on Posada and Brady Nikas Collection

Referred to as the “Father of Mexican Printing”, Artist of the People, and a Prophet, Mexican artist/engraver José Guadalupe Posada (1852-1913) is credited by some as having created over 20,000 images in his lifetime.

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

JOSE GUADALUPE POSADA: At Albuquerque Museum December 19, 2020 through May 23, 2021

Exhibition Dates: December 19, 2020–May 23, 2021

The exhibition recognizes Posada’s cultural contributions, which reflect the spirit of Mexican identity in his time and ours and imparts a universal perspective extending well beyond the borders of his native Mexico. 

Posada’s art lampooned politicians, recorded vivid images of the Mexican Revolution, inspired Mexico's famed Taller Grafica Popular to use art for social causes, helped the Cuban Revolution succeed, adorned adorned concert tickets for the Grateful Dead and today leaps to life annually as the skeletal images seen during Day of the Dead, so popular now there is even a Disney and Pixar film, Coco, that celebrates the holiday. Yet Posada’s influence is rarely associated with his name, his true story virtually unknown.

Decades after his death, art historians and artists continue to explore and discover Posada’s cultural contributions, reflecting not only the spirit of Mexican identity in his time and ours but imparting a universal perspective extending well beyond the borders of his native Mexico.

The exhibition was organized by the Catalina Island Museum, in association with the Posada Art Foundation,, and Landau Traveling Exhibitions,

Saturday, February 8, 2020

José Guadalupe Posada: The Art of Cultural Critique

Viva Posada! From the Posada Art Foundation together with Arion Press and the Grabhorn Institute!

R.S.V.P.: Please register by visiting Arion Press at Eventbrite:
at 415-668-2542 or email  .
An exhibition of political illustrations of the prolific and popular Mexican artist José Guadalupe Posada (1852-1913), known for enduring works such as La Calavera Catrina. The exhibition includes nearly seventy selections from the Brady Nikas Collection and Posada Art Foundation, including rarely shown original printing plates and historical prints.Please join us for the opening night reception and printing demonstration!
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The Arion Press
1802 Hays Street, The Presidio, San Francisco, CA 94129

The exhibition is free and open to the public during regular business hours.

Save the date: Thursday, March 5--Docent tour with author and Director of the Posada Art Foundation, Jim Nikas.