GALLERY ROOM 3

The Silk-Screens Posters of Puerto Rico, Division de la Comunidad and Others

(translated and adapted from the digital library of the Institute of Puerto Rican Culture & University of Puerto Rico collaboration).  

The poster in Puerto Rico has a different dimension and meaning that transcends the regular association one may have with the production of posters. The Puerto Rican posters are recognized as one of the most widespread and representative forms of artistic production and the study of its development and use provides a perspective on the social, historical, economic, and cultural aspects of the Island. Some studies locate the development of the cartel in Puerto Rico from the entry of the printing company to the Island, approximately in 1806, when typographic posters and promotional graphic sheets began to be produced. Others argue that Puerto Rican posters began in the late 1930s and early 1940s. This movement was closely linked to the use of the poster as a means of disseminating government and educational information.

 

On May 14, 1949, Law No. 372 was approved, which created the Community Education Division (DIVEDCO) in order to develop a program to promote and extend adult education in rural and urban areas of Puerto Rico. The Division produced many posters, mostly screen-printed, advertising educational and cultural activities, including films generated by DIVEDCO, as well as educational messages to the people. The works of the artists Lorenzo Homar, Isabel Bernal, and Ed Vera Cortes, among so many others, stand out in this collection.

 

Like the Community Education Division (DIVEDCO), other entities affiliated with the Government of PR or autonomous have used the poster as a means of communication and education. The collection that we present is a sample of the art form and depict the important role of women in Puerto Rican culture and every-day-life.

Nelson Sambolin

Ballets de San Juan Actividades Culturales (1984)

Nelson Sambolin

Silk-screen Poster

Lizette Rosado

Fiestas de la Calle San Sebastian (1984)

Lizette Rosado

Silk-screen Poster

Antonio Maldonado

Semana de la Secretaria 1988

Antonio Maldonado

Silk-screen Poster

Ed Vera Cortes

2do Festival de Valores de Barrio Obrero (1982)

Ed Vera Cortes

Silk-screen Poster

Alberto Ortiz Collazo

Festival de las Flores (1969)

Alberto Ortiz Collazo

Silk-screen Poster

Isabel Bernal

6to Festival Internacional de la Cancion y la Voz (1979)

Isabel Bernal

Silk-screen Poster

Velazquez Alvarez

XI Semana de la Danza (1983)

Velazquez Alvarez

Silk-screen Poster

Wilfred Labiosa

Asociacion de Profesionales en Garantia de Calidad en Salud de PR (1988)

Wilfred Labioa

Silk-screen Poster

Ruben Moreira

50 Anos Aniversario Associacion de Enfermeras Graduadas (1966)

Ruben Moreira

Silk-screen Poster

Isabel Bernal

Departamento de Justicia Division de lo Criminal

Isabel Bernal

Silk-screen Poster

Lorenzo Homar

VIII Juegos Panamericanos en Puerto Rico (1979)

Lorenzo Homar

Silk-screen Poster

Certamen de Posesias y Poemas (1988)

Ed Vera Cortes

Silk-screen Poster

Waldemar  Brodhurst

Spanish/Spain Dancer

Waldemar Brodhurst

Silk-screen Poster

Gallery Room 3
Fiestas de la Calle San Sebastian
2do Festival de Valores de Barrio Obrero
6to Festival Internacional de la cancion
Asociacion de Profesionales en Garantia
50 Anos Aniversario Associacion de Enfer
Gallery Room 3
Festival de las Flores
XI Semana de la Danza
Spanish_Spain Dancer
Departamento de Justicia Division de lo
VIII Juegos Panamericanos en Puerto Rico
Certamen de Poesias y Poems

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