The Posada Adventure

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The Jose Guadalupe Posada: Mexican Printmaker exhibit at the Museo de las Americas coincides with a larger exhibit at the Taylor Museum. Both provide a prelude to a national traveling show timed to go along with the recent publication of a new study on Posada's career by art historian Patrick Frank. Though he's now teaching at the University of Kansas, Frank conducted his research on Posada while he was at the University of Colorado in Boulder. Frank's efforts are reminiscent of Charlot's, since for the second time, someone working in Colorado has given Posada's reputation a considerable boost.

Jose Guadalupe Posada: Mexican Printmaker, through November 28 at the Museo de las Americas, 861 Santa Fe Drive, 303-571-4401.

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Michael Paglia is an art historian and writer whose columns have appeared in Westword since 1995; his essays on the visual arts have also been published in national periodicals including Art News, Architecture, Art Ltd., Modernism, Art & Auction and Sculpture Magazine. He taught art history at the University of Colorado Denver.
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