The Posada Museum
City of Aguascalientes
Aguascalientes is the birthplace of great artists. José Guadalupe Posada was one, and this museum was created in honor of his magnificent oeuvre.
The museum has a souvenir shop where you can get something nice to remember your visit. Then step next door to the Encino Church and Gardens.
Calle Vicente Trujillo 222
Barrio del Encino (449) 915.4556
Tuesday to Sunday: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Museo José Guadalupe Posada
Don’t leave the museum before having a good look at the engraving La Catrina.
Blessed with a prodigious natural talent for engraving, Posada was an artist and caricaturist whose costumbrist folk art was often combined with socio-political criticism. He is probably best known for his calacas and calaveras, the skeletons whose dark humor delighted the public.
The State of Aguascalientes decided to pay tribute to Posada by founding a space where his works could be exhibited, so in 1972 the José Guadalupe Posada Museum was opened, and today you can see its more than three thousand exhibits, most by Posada and some by his mentor, Manuel Manilla.
The museum is next to the Encino Church. You can attend engraving classes or enjoy a cultural event on Sunday at midday.
There are also guided tours, talks, documentaries and art-related activities.