Opening Reception for Day of the Dead: Tilica y flaca es la calaca

Opening reception on Friday, September 22, 6 – 8:30 p.m.
Exhibition continues through December 10, 2017

Reservations for group tours of Tilica y flaca es la calaca: Day of the Dead will begin on August 1st, at 9:00am. Click here for more info regarding Group Tours.

The Day of the Dead is one of the most stunning and important living traditions in Mexico, classified in 2003 by the UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. The Mexican community north of the US/Mexico border conserves and participates in the traditions of Day of the Dead by gathering in cultural spaces such as the Museum to honor and remember loved ones no longer present. Mexican artists on both sides of the border frequently express a sense of continuity and cultural identity in their works of art. Fine art and folk art are integrated into this exhibition to bring to life a Mexican celebration that bridges borders.

El Día de muertos es una de las más bellas e importantes tradiciones vivas de México, la cual es considerada por la UNESCO (Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Educación, la Ciencia y la Cultura), desde el año 2003, Obra maestra del patrimonio cultural de la humanidad. La comunidad mexicana del lado norte de la frontera México/EE.UU., preserva y participa de la tradición del Día de muertos reuniéndose en espacios culturales como el museo para celebrar y recordar a los seres amados que ya no están aquí. El sentido de continuidad e identidad cultural se manifiesta en obras de arte de artistas mexicanos de los dos lados de la frontera. El arte visual y el arte popular se reúnen en esta exposición para dar vida a una celebración mexicana que ha traspasado fronteras.

Curated by Dolores Mercado

Reservations for group tours of Tilica y flaca es la calaca: Day of the Dead will begin on August 1st, at 9:00am. Click here for more info regarding Group Tours.

The exhibition will continue through December 10, 2017. Please note, doors open at 6:00 p.m. on September 22nd, and the exhibition will not be open prior to that time.

Friday, September 22, 2017 - 6:00pm