June 17 - July 23, 2017
The American Bookbinders Museum
355 Clementina Street
In collaboration with The Mexican Museum, the American Bookbinders Museum will host a pop-up exhibition entitled Posada: Would Cuts be a Relief? featuring a portfolio of 100 unique woodcuts from The Mexican Museum's permanent collection. Created by famed Mexican artist and influential printmaker Jose Guadalupe Posada, the exhibition will open at the American Bookbinders Museum on the day of the Yerba Buena Artwalk, June 17, 2017 and will close on July 23, 2017. The partnership between the two institutions aims to present this masterful portfolio for guests to grasp the complexity of early modern Mexican society and the power of the press. José Guadalupe Posada was one of the most powerful voices before and during The Mexican Revolutionary War. His art conveyed messages that some understood and left others perplexed due to its strong political subject matter. His art was representative and explicative of the times and still resonates with people today owing to broader ramifications prevalent in Mexican society. We invite you to join the staff of The American Bookbinders Museum and The Mexican Museum between 2:00PM-6:00PM on June 17, 2017 for the opening of Posada: Would Cuts be a Relief?, which will include family-friendly art activities and a guided tour by the curators at 4:00PM.
Image: Taylor Museum, Colorado (1947). 100 Original Woodcuts by Posada [Hardback octavo]. The Mexican Museum Permanent Collection, Gift of the Rochlin-Marcus Family.