DAY OF THE DEAD: ART OF DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS 2015
August 18, 2015 - January 3, 2016
A journey through life, love and death, “Day of the Dead: Art of Día de los Muertos 2015” features contemporary installations by California artists Francisco Franco, John Huerta, David Lozeau, Rob-O and Mary Southall.
Commemorating Hispanic Heritage Month, the exhibit highlights the Mexican cultural tradition of honoring deceased loved ones each year on November 1 and 2 by creating calaveras de azúcar (sugar skulls), altares de muertos (altars of the dead) and ofrendas (offerings), which has evolved from the Aztecs to modern day California. Members of the public are invited to celebrate their friends, family and ancestors by participating and leaving a photograph or small remembrance in an adjacent Community Altar.