Skulls, Skeletons, Devils and Demons in Mexican Folk Art
Calavera is the Spanish word for skull. By extension it is applied as well to skeletons and more particularly to the satirical skeletons that are a distinct motif in a body of Mexican folk art associated mainly with the observances of El Dis de los Muertos.
A private collector in Denver has generously lent more than 75 Day of the Dead themed objects or sets of objects for exhibition. As a complement, the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center is also lending 12 Calavera-series broadside prints by Jose Guadalupe Posada (1852-1913).
The exhibition is presented in partnership with the Mexican Cultural Center and the Consulate General of Mexico.
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 17, 6-9 p .m., free
Exhibition Discussion: Monday, September 21, 10 a.m., free