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New Perspectives Talk: Leopoldo Méndez, Printmaking as Form, and the Collective Processes of the Taller de Gráfica Popular

Leopoldo Méndez (Mexican, 1902–1968), detail of La carta (I) (The Letter [I]), c. 1942. Wood engraving, 4 1/4 x 3 13/16". Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Irvin Dagen, 1983. Uploaded by Kemper Art Museum
Lauris McQuoid-Greason, PhD candidate in Hispanic Studies at Washington University, focuses on works by Mexican artist Leopoldo Méndez from the Museum’s permanent collection. She considers the relationship between printmaking as form and the collective processes of art-making Méndez employed, including his founding of the Taller de Gráfica Popular (The People’s Print Shop). Free and open to the public.

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