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Museo José Guadalupe Posada

This charming museum houses hundreds of original prints by eminent Mexican artist Jose Guadalupe Posada, creator of the iconic skeleton “La Calavera Catrina.” The sheer quantity of its collection makes the museum a wonderful place to spend an hour or two contemplating the power of art as a creative medium for expressing dissent and uncomfortable truths.

Initially, Posada created commercial lithographs for newspapers, focusing on the social classes and politics of the time. But after a great flood swept through the city in 1882, killing 250 people and leaving 1,400 reported missing, Posada began producing lithograph illustrations that dealt with the death and social upheaval the disaster caused.

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