The Amon Carter Museum of American Art is very wise to the benefits of cross-collaboration with other local cultural institutions – especially if the cooperative effort gives its patrons yet another easy reminder of what they have currently on display.
Case in point: Saturday, November 2, the Carter, in total conjunction with its current exhibition, Hombre! Prints by Jose Guadalupe Posada, will be the very happy sponsor of a colorful art-making booth to be found at Artes de la Rosa’s yearly celebration of the Dia de los Muertos.
The connection to an art booth with Artes de la Rosa makes perfect sense as the Carter’s current exhibition (which runs through April, 2014) celebrates the 100th anniversary of the death of Jose Guadalupe Posada, a seminal artist in the overall development of Mexico’s rich tradition of contemporary print-making. The exhibition itself presents more than 50 of the renowned Mexican artist’s mostly male depictions – really a cavalcade of matadors and politicians, outlaws, lovers, and fugitives from the law.
The Artes de la Rosa-Dia de los Muertos festival will not only feature the Carter-sponsored art booth, but also a puppet and drum parade starting at Marine Park and ending at the Rose Marine Theater Plaza. Also on tap for this family festival will be dancing, music, and ever-popular face-painting.
Details: Dia de los Muertos (featuring the Amon Carter Museum of American Art’s sponsorship of the festival’s art-making booth), Saturday, November 2 at Rose Marine Theater Plaza (7 p.m.-10 p.m. for community program involving the Carter-sponsored art-making booth). The procession also begins at 7 p.m. Free. More information: 817-624-8333; www.cartermuseum.org/calendar/public-programs/dia-de-los-muertos
José Guadalupe Posada (1852–1913); Cat Calavera, no date; Relief print; Courtesy: Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, TexasJosé Guadalupe Posada (1852–1913)