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The Clark | José Guadalupe Posada—Symbols, Skeletons, and Satire
July 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Join The Clark Art Institute exhibition curator and Manton Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs, Anne Leonard, for the opening lecture of the exhibition José Guadalupe Posada: Symbols, Skeletons, and Satire. In 1888, José Posada was already recognized as “the foremost caricaturist, the foremost graphic artist” of his native Mexico. A tireless producer of caricatures and satirical imagery for the penny press, Posada built his career in an era of political repression and lived to see the profound social changes brought by the Mexican Revolution of 1910. Whether playful or trenchant, vernacular or surreal, Posada’s imagery continues to delight.
Free. Presented live in the Clark’s auditorium and broadcast simultaneously on Zoom. Advance registration for the Zoom transmission is required.
Image: José Guadalupe Posada (Mexican, 1852–1913), El fin del mundo llegó (The End of the World Has Arrived) (detail), c. 1910. Relief print, 6 5/16 x 9 1/4 in. Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas, 1978.384.13