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Past Events & Exhibitions

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A Grave Dance - Nov. 17, 2023

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Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts

2368 Mission St.

San Francisco CA 94110


A special screening of a documentary about Posada and the turbulent times in which he lived. Posada  Arts and Revolutions 

Date And Time: Wed, March 18, 2020 • 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM PDT

Location: Arion Press / Grabhorn Institute -1802 Hays Street. The Presidio San Francisco, CA 94129

Description: The Grabhorn Institute invites you to attend a screening of the documentary film Searching for Posada: Art and Revolutions, produced by Jim Nikas and Maryanne Brady. The film tells the story of famed Mexican artist José Guadalupe Posada and his main publisher, Antonio Vanegas Arroyo. Following the film, we will host a question and answer session with Jim Nikas, Director of the Posada Art Foundation.

Vehicle Parking: There is a small paid parking lot in front of Arion Press (building with the smokestack), and two additional parking lots are along Wedemeyer St. Please refrain from parking along the narrow drives or in the residents' lot in front of the Presidio Landmark building

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A special screening of a documentary about Posada and the turbulent times in which he lived.:

Posada  Arts and Revolutions 

Date: December 7, 2017



Art Lecture Hall, Room #133
Department of Art & Art History
San José State University
Located on 9th Street Plaza, SJSU Campus, San José, CA 95112


Date and Time:
Thursday 12/7/17, 5:00pm-6:00pm


The film Searching for Posada--ART and Revolutions is a documentary produced by the Posada Art Foundation in 2014. It reveals for the first time the amazing story of Mexico’s famed artist-printer José Guadalupe Posada and his main publisher Antonio Vanegas Arroyo. From their work over 100 years ago springs an unbelievable sphere of influence and inspiration touching and connecting events like the Mexican Revolution, artists fighting Nazis and Fascism, Lucha Libre, the Cuban Revolution, the Grateful Dead, Day of the Dead and the art of today’s social movements. 

JG Posada art exhibition and lecture, 2014

Los Angeles Southwest College Hispanic Heritage Month

Presents Screening of:

Posada  Arts and Revolutions 

Date: September 21 & 27, 2017



Little Theater 

Los Angeles Southwest College

1600 West Imperial Highway

Los Angeles, CA 90047-4899


Date: September 21, 2017 / 4:00 PM

          September 27, 2017 / 11:30 AM


ART and Revolutions reveals the amazing story of Mexico's famed artist-printer, Jose Guadalupe Posada whose skeleton images leap to life each year during observance on the Day of the Dead.

JG Posada art exhibition and lecture, 2014

The Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts Presents a mini-exhibition and Screening of:

Searching for Posada - ART and Revolutions 

Date: November 20, 2016



The Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts


2868 Mission Street

San Francisco, CA 94110


Date: Friday, November 20, 2016

Time: 7pm

Tickets: $10


In celebration of Día de los Muertos season, MCCLA presents the full film, Searching for Posada--ART and Revolutions directed by Victor Mancilla and produced by Jim Nikas and Maryanne Brady. They will be present for Questions and Answers!

JG Posada art exhibition and lecture, 2014
Davidson Galleries of Seattle and the Posada Art Foundation to Screen Documentary and Art Exhibit

Date: October 24, 2015



Davidson Galleries 

313 Occidental Ave S 

Seattle, WA 98104


Opening Reception: Saturday October 24, 2015

Time: 2 pm


Screening of ART and Revolutions at the Davidson Galleries in Seattle, WA Saturday October 24 at 2 pm. Great exhibition of over 50 works by Posada and Manuel Manilla.

JG Posada art exhibition and lecture, 2014

Attendees line up for

mini-exhibition viewing

East Los Angeles College Screening

Date: September 3, 2015



1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez

Monterey Park, CA 91754


Opening Reception: Sat, Sept. 3, 2015

Time: 6 pm 


Sponsored by the Chicana/o Department of East Los Angeles College the screening of ART and Revolutions attendance hit 250+ students, faculty and more! Great feedback from Chicana/o Studies students. Bring on the next College!

JG Posada documentary 2014
Mini-Screening of ART and Revolutions en San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Date: July 18, 2015



Calle Vicente Colonia San Rafael

37730 San Miguel de Allende, Gto.‎


Opening Reception: July 18, 2015

Time: 6 pm


In San Miguel de Allende, Mexico? PLEASE come to the screening of our documentary Searching for Posada-ART and Revolutions at The Shelter Theater on July 24 at 2pm. Followed by a Q and A plus a special guest appearance by artist Hector Vargas of Mexico's famed Taller de Grafica Popular. 

JG Posada documentary 2014
Exhibition - Social Discourses - In Print

Date: September 14 to November 16, 2014



Richmond Art Center

2540 Barrett Avenue

Richmond, CA 94804


Opening Reception: Sat, Sept. 13, 2014

Time: 6 pm – 8 pm


Featuring the printmaking practices and collections of Bay Area artists Juan Fuentes, Art Hazelwood,Jos Sances and Jim Nikas to illustrate how printmaking engages people in social issues and the sharing of ideas. The exhibition will address links between the practices and how printmaking has been utilized to create accessible political messages, social change and political solidarity in an otherwise alienating world.

JG Posada documentary 2014
Documentary Screening: ART and Revolutions

Date: December 5, 2014



Stanford University

Bishop Auditorium located on Level 1 in the Lathrop Library

518 Memorial Way 

Stanford, CA 94305


Time: 5:30pm to 8:00pm


Hosted by the Center for Latin American Studies, the Consulado de Mexico en San Jose, CA and the Stanford Film Society


Film screening, producer and director guest appearances, mini-exhibition of original art by Posada with a talk about Posada's influence on contemporary art and social movements.


This film tells the story of Mexican artist and printmaker Jose Guadalupe Posada (1852-1913) who while working for Mexican publisher Antonio Vanegas Arroyo (1852-1917) created a vast portfolio of work. Posada's illustrations made through their twenty-three year collaboration inspired and significanatly influenced the graphic images of social movements from battling fascism, to protesting wars and crusading for civil rights.  Their story has never been told.

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