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Creating Art for Social Justice: Mexico's Printmakers at the Snite

Author: Arts and Letters

The Taller de Grfica Popular was a collective of established and emerging political artists who used printmaking and graphic art as an agent for social change in the volatile years after the Mexican Revolution. A selection of their works from the Charles S. Hayes Collection of Twentieth-Century Mexican Graphics will be on exhibition at the Snite Museum of Art, July 12 – September 13, 2009.

Titled “Para la Gente: Art, Politics, and Cultural Identity of the Taller de Grfica Popular,” the exhibition will feature the posters, announcements, broadsides, and books that the Taller artists produced and circulated by the thousands between 1937 and 1953. The prints were created to foster public awareness about the injustices, inequities, and political abuses that raged through the country during these years.

A public reception will take place on Friday, July 17, from 6:30 – 8:30p.m., with a gallery talk by Gina Costa, collection curator, at 6:30p.m. The event is free and open to the public. For more information go to .

Originally published by Katie Louvat at on June 24, 2009.