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Old Spanish Days Fiesta Poster Art
Viva la Fiesta! Among the traditions of Old Spanish Days Fiesta dating back to the first celebration in 1924 is that of the annual poster. Year after year the Fiesta poster has announced the upcoming festivities with images of music, dance, parades, and gaiety, many of them designed by prominent local artists. Grab a margarita at home and join historian Erin Graffy as she delves into the development and heritage of the Fiesta posters and the stories behind them.

This talk is in conjunction with the Museum's exhibition "Project Fiesta: A History of Old Spanish Days."

Sponsored by First Republic Bank.

Jul 21, 2021 05:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Erin Graffy
Erin Graffy de Garcia has written extensively about regional history and culture. She served as the Old Spanish Days historian for nearly thirty years and her book Old Spanish Days Through Public Art highlighting California's Rancho Period was the recipient of three national book awards. In 2020 she was named Honorary La Presidenta.