Lecture and Reception on the work of José Guadalupe Posada
Dickinson will host a special lecture and reception during an exhibition of the work of José Guadalupe Posada (1852-1913), one of Mexico's most influential political printmakers and cartoonists. The lecture on Posada’s art by Diane Miliotes, guest curator for Dickinson’s Trout Gallery, will take place Friday, Oct. 28, at 4 p.m. in the Weiss Center for the Arts, Room 235, 240 W. High St. It will be followed by an opening reception for the exhibition, “José Guadalupe Posada and the Mexican Penny Press,” from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Trout Gallery. The exhibition will be on display through Feb. 18. All events are free and open to the public.
Posada is best known for his satirical representations of calaveras (skulls) in lively guises, which have become associated with the Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebrations. The works for this exhibition are on loan through the generosity of David Sellers.
The Trout Gallery is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.