Opening Reception for La Muerte Niña: Day of the Dead


The National Museum of Mexican Art cordially invites you to join us for the opening reception of La Muerte Niña: Day of the Dead

On Friday, September 18, 6PM – 8:30PM

Exhibition Continues through December 13, 2015

Curated by Dolores Mercado

Come celebrate the Day of the Dead with the works of over 90 artists of Mexican descent from both sides of the border.  This year we are featuring the painting tradition of the Death Child and the little angels’ ritual. Thirteen ofrendas and installations were created to remember distinguished artists and members of the community alike. Folk art, paintings, and sculptures comprise the largest annual exhibition of Day of the Dead in the U.S.

La Muerte Niña: Day of the Dead exhibition is dedicated to the 43 missing students from the Ayotzinapa, Guerrero Teachers College, missing since September 26, 2014. The exhibition will include 13 ofrendas and 116 art pieces from more than 90 artists from the U.S. and Mexico. 

Lead Corporate Sponsor:

Funded by:

Chicago Park District

Illinois Arts Council Agency 

City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events

Travel provided by:

Image: Rocío Caballero, On the Threshold of Silence / En el umbral del silencio, 2014, mixed media on canvas, Courtesy of the artist

Friday, September 18, 2015 - 6:00pm

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