After Dark: On the Path of Marigolds

Thursday, November 7
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for After Dark, when our galleries are open late for guests to explore! This month’s theme is On the Path of Marigolds and we’re thrilled to welcome photographer Ann Murdy for the release of her new book, On the Path of Marigolds: Living Traditions of Mexico’s Day of the Dead. Murdy will give remarks on her book at 6:00 pm, followed by a book signing. After the book signing, visit Día de Muertos • A Matter of Life to see her photographs on display in the exhibition.

Ann Murdy has been photo documenting the celebrations around Día de los Muertos in México for more than 20 years. The volume gathers 90 of her most stunning photographs of celebrations from three villages, Teotitlán del Valle in Oaxaca, Huaquechula in Puebla, and the Lake Pátzcuaro area in Michoacán, along with an essay by Chicana writer Denise Chávez and a conversation with the author and Cesáreo Moreno, director of visual arts and chief curator at the National Museum of Mexican Art.

Image: Ann Murdy, "Dawn in Ihuatzio, Día de los Muertos in Pátzcuaro" (Amanecer en Ihuatzio, Día de muertos en Pátzcuaro), 2017, Courtesy of Ann Murdy Archives at the National Museum of Mexican Art

Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 5:00pm