Museo José Guadalupe Posada

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Museo José Guadalupe Posada information

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

The fascinating Museo José Guadalupe Posada is on the north side of Jardín El Encino. 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. 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).