Public invited to honor deceased friends & family members for their military service in the Veterans’ Community Altar opening Oct. 30
Organized by volunteers of the California Mexican-American Veterans’ Memorial Committee, display is a part of public programming for “Day of the Dead: Art of Dìa de Los Muertos 2015”
Sacramento, Calif., (Sept. 22, 2015) – Members of the public are invited to honor deceased friends and family members for their U.S. military service in the Veterans’ Community Altar, opening at 10:00 a.m. on Fri., Oct. 30, 2015 at the California Museum. Organized by volunteers of the California Mexican-American Veterans’ Memorial Committee, the display is a part of the Museum’s public programming for “Day of the Dead: Art of Dia de Los Muertos 2015,” an exhibit exploring the Mexican cultural tradition honoring deceased family members and friends each year on Nov. 1 and 2 through the creation of calaveras de azúcar (sugar skulls), altares de muertos (altars of the dead) and ofrendas (offerings). A journey through life, love and death, the exhibit features original art by 5 California artists and contemporary altar installations dedicated to legendary Californians who inspire them, such as labor activist Cesar Chavez, who served in the U.S. Navy from 1942-1944 during WWII. Located in the Museum’s lobby through 5:00 p.m. on Wed., Nov. 11, admission to view or to leave a tribute in the Veterans’ Community Altar is free. For more information, visit CaliforniaMuseum.org/Veterans-Altar.
“Day of the Dead: Art of Dìa de Los Muertos 2015” Veterans’ Community Altar
Open 10:00 a.m. on Fri., Oct. 30 through 5:00 p.m. on Wed., Nov. 11, 2015
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