Dia de Los Muertos 2019

Overview

El Arte de las Almas:
Día de los Muertos 2019

October 11 - December 15, 2019

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.