(Jan. 30, 2012) -- The UTSA Department of Art and Art History will present the exhibit "Posada's Broadsheets: Of Love and Betrayal," a collection of 54 original prints by José Guadalupe Posada, the adept illustrator of late-Porfirian era Mexican society. The exhibit runs through Feb. 26 in the UTSA Arts Building gallery on the Main Campus.
Intended to entertain the popular masses, the late 19th to early 20th century broadsheets (a two-sided news leaf with text and accompanying images) and single-sided broadsides contain tantalizing headlines, stories of intrigue, rhyming verse and dramatic graphics.
Curated by Teresa Eckmann, the exhibition is organized around the themes of crime, natural and sensational disasters, devotion, superstition and song. The selections in the exhibit are from the extensive print collections at the University of New Mexico's University Libraries Center for Southwest Research. Through dark humor, Posada's visuals -- from the "Man with a Pig's Face" to the "World's Destruction" -- display his sympathy with the loves and trials of an oppressed, hungry people at a time when everyday passions would soon explode in revolution.
Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Friday; 1-4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday; aand by appointment. Exhibitions are free and open to the public.
>> Related to the Posada exhibit, the free symposium "Post-Independence Latin American Art" will be 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday, Feb. 17 in the Arts Building. The keynote speaker will be Marion Oettinger, curator of Latin American art, San Antonio Museum of Art. Additionally, there will be presentations by UTSA art history and criticism graduate students.
For more info, contact Laura Crist at 210-458-4391.
Driving directions: The UTSA Art Gallery is in the Arts Building on the UTSA Main Campus. From Interstate 10, take exit 557 to UTSA Boulevard. At the first traffic light, turn right onto Valero Drive. Turn left onto East Campus Drive, and make an immediate right into the East Campus Lot. Shuttle buses travel directly to the Arts Building. View a campus map.
The annual Center for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship (CITE) 100K Venture Competition and Exposition will be held on the Main Campus on Dec. 1. Twenty-eight teams from across the university will exhibit their project; six teams will compete for a prize pool of more than $100,000 in funding to launch their new venture / company. More than 650 students have participated in launching new technology ventures.
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This concert features 50 community children performing music in the UTSA Downtown String Project Winter Concert. The children, led by UTSA music students studying to be music teachers, will join together in playing the Theme from Batman at their concert. The Batman of San Antonio, a local celebrity figure, will make an appearance at the concert. This event is free.
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As touch screens and e-books demand more and more attention from both casual readers and scholars, many people say the handwriting is on the wall for the printed page.
At UTSA, the handwriting is on the wall for a library that doesn't have any printed books.
Since March 2010, the bookless library in the Applied Engineering and Technology Building has given UTSA students an innovative way to read, research and work with each other to solve problems.
With ultra-modern furniture and a décor featuring desktop computers, scanners and LCD screens, the AET Library is designed to engage students in an online format. But it also offers group study niches and study rooms with whiteboards and glass walls on which students can write. The space encourages teamwork, communications and problem solving for the next generation of scientists and professional engineers.
Did you know? The UTSA AET Library is the nation's first completely bookless library on a college or university campus. It served as a model for Bexar County's first-in-the-nation public bookless library system and one of its branches, the Dr. Ricardo Romo BiblioTech.
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