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José Guadalupe Posada Museum

Aguascalientes

You have surely seen the Catrina in countless murals and representations, but did you know that this popular figure is the creation of the cartoonist from Aguascalientes, José Guadalupe Posada?

The museum that bears his name is dedicated to his work. All this folklore will inevitably make you feel that you are having a constant Déjà vu, but it is actually the sum of many, many representations of Mexican heart and soul, which has been dressed as “calaca” thanks to the artist.

The site exhibits more than three thousand pieces, mostly by him some other pieces by Manuel Manilla, who was his teacher. In addition to learning more about the artist’s work, you can take one of the engraving classes; enjoy the screenings offered at the place or listen to the presentations given by experts.
You have surely seen the Catrina in countless murals and representations, but did you know that this popular figure is the creation of the cartoonist from Aguascalientes, José Guadalupe Posada?

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The museum that bears his name is dedicated to his work. All this folklore will inevitably make you feel that you are having a constant Déjà vu, but it is actually the sum of many, many representations of Mexican heart and soul, which has been dressed as “calaca” thanks to the artist.

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