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CARSON—Opening Reception: Legend and Legacy: José Guadalupe Posada and Contemporary Latinx Art
October 5, 2019 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
CARSON—The public is invited to an opening reception for Legend and Legacy: José Guadalupe Posada and Contemporary Latinx Art, a multimedia exhibition and a series of public programs tracing the influence of Mexican illustrator José Guadalupe Posada (1852–1913) on contemporary Latinx artists. The exhibit will be on view through December 13, 2019. It is free to the public.
Known for his animated skeleton figures—or calaveras—used in annual Day of the Dead observances, Posada chronicled and satirized his society in street art that appealed to the public during the reign of dictator Porfirio Díaz. Posada’s legacy was an inspiration to the Chicana/o art movement during the 1970s, and it continues to be an important touchstone for Latinx artists whose works address the political and social issues of their times in graphic arts, installation, performance, and film. Along with Posada’s original broadsides, the exhibit will include work by noted contemporary Latinx artists such as Ester Hernández, Rupert García, and Lalo Alcaraz.
Opening reception: October 5, 2019 from 3:00-6:00pm
CSU Dominguez Hills—University Art Gallery
1000 E. Victoria Street
Carson, CA 90747
This exhibition is supported by a Humanities for All Quick Grant.