K-12 Educator's Workshop: Learning from the Taller de Gráfica Popular (TGP): Activism through Artistic Practice

Thursday, October 19, 2017 | 05:00 pm - 08:00 pm

UNM Art Museum


This free professional development workshop for K-12 educators will demonstrate the historical and contemporary connections between art, visual culture, and activism. Teachers will join 516 Arts Curator Josie Lopez to explore the works of one of the world’s most prolific and influential printmaking workshops – Mexico City’s Taller de Grafica Popular (TGP). As a printmaking collective, artists of the TGP produced prints, posters and illustrated publications seeking to advance progressive social change. Influenced by the works of Jose Gudalupe Posada, the collective addressed Mexican politics as well as global issues including fascism, civil rights, war, poverty and women’s rights. The TGP was known for its political commitment as well as its dedication to producing visually compelling and widely accessible art. 

After this intimate print viewing, local artist Carol Sanchez will lead a hands-on printmaking workshop through which teachers will explore how to bring this topic into their classrooms.


This event is free and open to the public, but priority is given to practicing K-12 educators. Certificates of professional development will be provided to participants. Dinner will be served.


Art Museum (UNM), Instituto Cervantes of Albuquerque, Latin American and Iberian Institute, National Hispanic Cultural Center, Spanish Resource Center of Albuquerque