*A Little Piece of Mexico

The Postcards of Guillermo Kahlo and His Contemporaries
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Of all the postcards of all the countries, Mexican postcards are unique.  Mexico in the early 1900s was pretty much unknown territory, rich in a diversity of people, customs and ethnic dresses and a place of conflicts and wars, generals and traitors, beautiful women and dangerous men, stunning landscapes and architecture - and home to many photographers.  This exhibit, from the private collection of Alejandro Murguia, San Francisco poet laureate, will explore Mexico from the turn of the last century through post cards.  It will feature the work of international photographers Guillermo Kahlo (German),  Abel Briquet (France), F. Leon (Oaxaca); Caecilie Seler (Germany), CB Waite (US), Felix Miret (Mexico) and many others.Sponsored by the Friends of the San Francisco Public Library,  Consulate General of Mexico in San Francisco, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs of San Francisco State University City Lights Foundation.

Related Opening Event with San Francisco Poet Laureate Alejandro Murguia, Saturday, Sept. 14, 1 p.m., Koret Auditorium

This event is part of ¡Viva! San Francisco Public Library's Latino/Hispanic Heritage Month celebration.

Upcoming Events

Mexican Paper Flowers/Flores de Papel
Friday, October 28, 2016, 4:00 pm
Visitacion Valley, Visitacion Valley Meeting Room
Day of the Dead // Día de Muertos
Saturday, October 29, 2016, 3:00 pm
Main Library, Children's Center
Tertulias Literarias
Wednesday, November 9, 2016, 7:00 pm

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Dia de los Muertos Altar
Through Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Bernal Heights, Bernal Heights Children's Area

*Funded by Friends of the San Francisco Public Library.

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