Day of the Dead Exhibition

November 2 - November 14


Day of the Dead, or el Día de los Muertos, is a celebration of life.


El Día de los Muertos is observed in Mexico and throughout the world this time of year, where family and friends gather to remember and honor those who have died. Traditions connected with the holiday include building private altars using sugar skulls, marigolds, and favorite foods of those who have passed. 


The memories and desires of the dearly departed are remembered each year on November 1 and 2 with fiestas, parades, cemetery visits, and reflection. El Dia de los Muertos is not meant to be scary like our Halloween, but the one time of the year when the spirits of departed family members return for a joyous visit. 


YOU’RE INVITED to visit our Taplin Gallery to view a vibrant art installation inspired by this culturally-rich holiday. Learn all about Day of the Dead and the beautiful, traditional folk arts used to celebrate. The gallery will be filled with an elaborate altar, flower constructions, plus the sugar skulls, papel picado, and nichos created by participants from our community workshops.  


Altar de Muertos
Veronica, Óscar, Valeria and Kyara Torres-Olivares 

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