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In 2014, the Miami University Art Museum purchased a collection of 25 broadsides illustrated by Mexican artist José Guadalupe Posada (1852-1913). Featured in this exhibition are 18 of these pieces. It is estimated that Posada produced more than 20,000 illustrations during his 42-year career.
Chasing Light is a photographic arts exhibition co-curated with Miami University photographers and faculty, Scott Kissell, Jeff Sabo, Ron Stevens and Jon Yamashiro. The exhibition is presented in association with the Cincinnati-based photography initiative, FotoFocus 2020 a series of exhibitions and presentations. The FotoFocus theme of Light & inspired an exploration of how photographers look for and use light specifically in black and wite photography.
Prior to World War I (1914-1918), tourism brought much notoriety and prosperity to European cities and towns. Europe was left in shambles after the war and faced an uphill battle of rebuilding. Promoting travel to foreigners during the 1930s helped bring about a return to the hustle and bustle of life. At the heart of such activities was the production and distribution of travel posters.