Museo José Guadalupe Posada

Museo José Guadalupe Posada information

Aguascalientes , Mexico
Address
Street Jardín El Encino s/n
Telephone
+52 449 915 45 56
Prices
adult/student M$10/5, Sun free
Opening hours
11am-6pm Tue-Sun
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Lonely Planet review

Aguascalientes native Posada (1852−1913) was in many ways the founder of modern Mexican art. His engravings and satirical cartoons broadened the audience for art in Mexico, highlighted social problems and were a catalyst in the later mural phase, influencing artists like Diego Rivera, José Clemente Orozco and Alfaro David Siqueiros. Posada’s hallmark is the calavera (skull or skeleton) and many of his calavera engravings have been widely reproduced. There’s also a permanent exhibition of work by Posada’s predecessor Manuel Manilla (1830−90).