Revolutionary Calendar Art
Angela Villalba, author of Mexican Calendar Girls, explores the Golden Age of calendar art (1930-1960), which produced a treasury of popular advertising art that unified a post-Revolutionary Mexico.
This coming weekend is a rare opportunity to view the film short on sexy Mexican calendar girls at Bowers Museum. Villalba will present original pieces from the author’s collection. Lovers of Mexican art and culture will enjoy this special afternoon in conjunction with the Latin American Master’s exhibit. Calendars by Antonio Gomez R. show beautiful village women doing typical village life chores like going to market day.
The Mexican Calendar Girls is filled with the most famous, rare and beautiful calendar images which were produced during the time of Frida and Diego. These “giveaway” advertising calendars boasted sexy girls, macho girls and girls in regional, ethnic dress. The book gives credit to the known and unknown artists who created such nostalgic treasures. This is the first known book on the subject.
You’re invited to the lively discussion that will be taking place after the film and presentation. Book signing and sale of vintage items to follow.
Saturday, January 9, 2010 at 1:00pm
2002 N. Main Street, Santa Ana, CA
Free with Museum Admission, $8 for lecture only. Free parking.
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The Mexican Calendar Girl lecture and film are available for your group or organization. (Note: Date and time subject to change)
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