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This large-scale, multipage calavera newspaper collectively illustrated by members of the Taller de Gráfica Popular addresses a variety of contemporary international and domestic issues, including...
Turning the Pages: Taller de Gráfica Popular (Mexican graphic artist collective, founded 1937), <em>Vacillating Calaveras of the War</em>, 1939
This collectively produced broadside pamphlet was one of the first calavera sheets published by the Taller de Gráfica Popular for the Day of the Dead, drawing on the dark humor, chaotic energy, and...
Turning the Pages: Taller de Gráfica Popular (Mexican graphic artist collective, founded 1937), <em>Calaveras Crazy About Music</em>, 1937
The handbills in this album exemplify the Taller de Gráfica Popular’s attempts to achieve one of its primary goals: to speak directly to and for the Mexican people, in this case chiefly urban and...
Turning the Pages: Taller de Gráfica Popular (Mexican printmaking collective, founded 1937), <em>Album of 25 Illustrated Educational Handbills</em>, 1938–1942
This small earthenware sculpture was used in an important ritual which was enacted by the ancient people of the Nayarit region of West Mexico and is still performed by people elsewhere in Mexico...
Artwork and Artist Information: <em>Model of a Pole Dance Scene</em>
This guide is designed specifically for early-childhood educators and their students. ABCs of Art invites teachers to use the Art Institute as a learning environment beyond the walls of the...
Teacher Manual: ABCs of Art: A Guide for Early Childhood Education
Name: Rita Marquez School: Madero Middle School Subject Area: Art, Social Studies Grade Level: Middle School State Goals
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Lesson Plan: From China to Mexico: Silk Road Ceramics
This handmade sculpture's energetic gestures and lively facial expression suggest a strong and vibrant personality. Unearthed from an ancient tomb, the figure represents a timeless recording of...
Artwork Resource Packet: <em>Storyteller Figure</em>
This essay focuses on José Clemente Orozco who was a leading figure of the Mexican mural movement during the 1920s and 1930s and became a pioneer of the public arts movement during his seven-year...
Essay: <em>Zapata</em> by José Clemente Orozco
The Nayarit culture on the Pacific coast of Mexico flourished between 100 B.C. and 600 A.D. The Nayarit people produced many different kinds of clay sculpture that have survived in amazing numbers...
Artwork and Artist Information: <em>Model Depicting a Ritual Center</em>
Explore the fundamentals of the social studies curriculum through works in the Art Institute's collection. This packet can be used to teach across the curriculum; strengthening children's...
Teacher Manual: Self, Family, and Community
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