Day of the Dead Exhibitions Opening Reception
Join the Department of Arts & Culture during the opening reception of two exhibits about Day of the Dead.
The Day of the Dead in Art – Curated by Dr. Ruben Cordova
Artistically, Mexico has defined Day of the Dead since the late 19th century, with printmaker José Guadalupe Posada as the key figure. Mexican artists have continuously produced quantities of stellar art. The national government has aggressively and successfully promoted Day of the Dead since the 1970s. In the U.S., Chicano artists in particular have been deeply engaged with Day of the Dead since the 1970s. This exhibition examines Day of the Dead through over 100 art objects made by more than 50 artists, most of whom are Mexican or Chicano.
Día de los Muertos: A Cultural Legacy, Past, Present & Future –
Curated by Linda Vallejo and Dr. Betty Brown
This exhibition explores the evolution of the celebration in Los Angeles, the foundational transnational dialogue between the Chicano/Latino community and Mexico that continues to shape this tradition. Highlighting the artists, community members and organizations that built a Chicanx-centered platform for people to connect, express themselves and build community, the exhibition includes prints, photographs, and ephemera from over four decades of crafting Día de los Muertos for Los Angeles.