Sólo un Poco Aquí: Virtual Day of the Dead Kick Off

Sólo un Poco Aquí: Virtual Day of the Dead Kick Off
Friday, September 18
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm (online)

The inauguration of Sólo un poco aquí: Day of the Dead is going virtual this year. Since the exhibition and this season’s programming will only be available remotely this fall, we invite you to join us online on Friday, September 18th from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm and enjoy a completely new kind of kick off! In addition to a virtual tour of the exhibition, guests will enjoy artist cameos, music by Son Monarcas, poetry readings, Pilsen highlights.

Watch online!  

The Virtual Day of the Dead Kick Off will take place on Facebook and YouTube Live. Be sure to follow us to participate from the safety of your home.

About Sólo un poco aquí: Day of the Dead

This year’s exhibition pays tribute to and remembers the numerous individuals from our community, Mexico, the U.S. and the entire world that have died from COVID-19. Join us to see new installations, paintings, and prints created by local artists for this, the 34th annual Day of the Dead exhibition. In addition there will be works of art in various media from the growing National Museum of Mexican Art Permanent Collection. These works created by Mexican artists from both sides of the border reveal their interest in preserving and participating in one of the most influential living celebrations from Mexico, which over time has transcended borders.

Este año la exposición rinde homenaje y recuerda a todas las personas de nuestra comunidad, de México, los Estados Unidos y del mundo entero que han muerto por el COVID-19. Acompáñenos a ver instalaciones, grabados y pinturas creadas por artistas locales para ésta, la 34ª exposición de Día de muertos. Así mismo, obras en diferentes técnicas de la creciente colección permanente del Museo Nacional de Arte Mexicano serán también parte de esta exposición. Este conjunto de obras creadas por artistas mexicanos de los dos lados de la frontera manifiesta el interés de ellos por preservar y participar en una de las celebraciones vivas más importantes de México, la cual, a través del tiempo, ha trascendido fronteras.

Curated by Dolores Mercado
Curatorial Assistant, Marilyn Lara Corral

 

Funded by: 

City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events
Chicago Park District
Illinois Arts Council a State Agency

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Image: Pedro Hernández (Michoacán), Catrina candelabro (Fancy Lady Candle Holder), 2016, ceramic, black paint and wire / cerámica, pintura negra y alambre, 22 1/2" x 19 3/4" x 11 1/2", NMMA Permanent Collection, 2017.301  Photo: Michael Tropea

Friday, September 18, 2020 - 6:00pm

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