Opening at the Museum’s Día de los Muertos Fiesta on Fri., Oct. 11, “El Arte de
las Almas: Día de los Muertos 2019” (“The Art of Souls: Day of
the Dead 2019”) is a new exhibit featuring original art and
contemporary altar installations by California artists including
John S. Huerta, Oscar Magallanes and Raul Mejia.
A journey through life, love and death, the exhibit explores the
Mexican cultural tradition of honoring deceased loved ones each
year on November 1 and 2 by displaying calaveras de
azúcar (sugar skulls), altares de muertos (altars
of the dead) and ofrendas (offerings), which has evolved
from the Aztecs to modern-day Mexico and California.
Members of the public are also invited to remember a lost loved
one in the exhibit’s Community Altar.