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Celebrating Mexico’s Bicentennial

September 16, 2010

José Guadalupe Posada, La calavera catrina, 1889-95, woodcut, anonymous loan

The Dallas Museum of Art is celebrating the bicentennial of Mexico’s independence with a special project called Mexico 200.  This project includes a bilingual brochure that highlights works of Mexican art throughout the collection, including Maya, Spanish Colonial, and modern Mexican artworks.

Additionally, two special exhibitions of works on paper are on view this fall. Jose Guadalupe Posada: The Birth of Mexican Modernism showcases prints by this prolific artist who is considered the most influential Mexican artist of the early 20th century.  Tierra y Gente: Modern Mexican Works on Paper is installed in the Concourse and features works of art by Diego Rivera, Rufino Tamayo, and other 20th-century Mexican artists.

Check out our Online Teaching Materials to learn more about Mexico 200, or participate in the Late Night on Friday, September 17.  The theme is Mexico 200, and teachers get in free with their educator ID!  Share the arts of Mexico with your students by scheduling a Museum Visit or Go van Gogh Outreach Program

Molly Kysar
Head of Teaching Programs

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