La Muerte Niña: Day of the Dead

 

Join us for the Museum's annual Day of the Dead exhibition

Opening Reception on Friday, September 18th, 2015 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 

Exhibition continues through December 13, 2015

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La Muerte Niña: Day of the Dead

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. 

Curated by Dolores Mercado. 

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.

Ofrendas & Installations

  • Monumental Huaquechula Altar in honor of an Infant Soul / Altar monumental de Huaquechula en honor a un ánima infante, José Antonio Cazabal Castro and Silverio Feliciano Reyes Sarmiento (Huaquechula, Puebla)
  • We are Earth and Earth with Fire makes Stone / Somos tierra y la tierra con el fuego se hace piedra: ¡¡Ayotzi vive, la lucha sigue!!, Alfonso “Piloto” Nieves (Chicago)
  • Rag Paper Stairway to Los Cielos: a Printmakers Ladder / Escalera de papel algodón a the sky: La escalera de un grabador, Principal Artists: Zeke Peña, Ernesto Yerena Montejano, BECCA and Sonia Romero. Art Direction: Richard Montoya & Zeke Peña, Oscar Duardo for Modern Multiples and la Familia Duardo. From Modern Multiples: Golum (Epson); Ivan Alpuche, Master Printer; John Tallacksen, assistant to printer; Mary Wentz, all around studio assistant; Gilad Koriski, Digital (California)
  • Ofrenda for Eduardo Galeano, Jorge Luca (Guadalajara/Uruguay)
  • Ofrenda for Ray Abeyta, Luis Tapia and Carmella Padilla (New Mexico)
  • Skeletons of Quinn 2015 / Calacas de Quinn, 2015, Hugo Crosthwaite Assisted by: Theresa Magario (Baja California)
  • The Queen of Tejano / La Reina del Tejano, Al Rendon and Henry M. DeLeon (Texas)
  • I am Coyote Song, “I am the guilty one” / Yo soy la canción del coyote, “Yo soy el culpable”: Ofrenda for Carlos Cortéz ,David Pesqueira Assisted by: Mark Ernst (Chicago)
  • Santo in the World of the Dead: Altar to the Silver Masked Wrestler / Santo en el mundo de los muertos: ofrenda al enmascarado de plata, Juan Javier and Gabrielle Pescador (Michigan)
  • Ofrenda for Irene C. Hernandez, Arturo Zendejas, Diane H. Zendejas, Veronica Z. Whitaker, Marisa Martens, Irene C. Hernandez Middle School: Lilian Bityou, Miguel Medina, Gerardo Serrano, Guillermo Espinosa, Melody Rayo, Sesash Gutierrez and Alondra Torres (Chicago)
  • Ofrenda for Shirley “Soledad” Lozano Velásquez, Carmen Velásquez and María Elena Hanson (Chicago)
  • Ofrenda for Rudy Aviña, Eleazar Delgado Assisted by: Jeff  Maldonado, MariCarmen Moreno, Robert Valadez and Rosie Campanita Torres (Chicago)
  • Unity / Unidad, Eduardo Alvarado (Chicago)

Artists

  • Eduardo A. Treviño (Chicago)
  • Ray Abeyta (New Mexico-New York, 1956-2014)
  • Jesús Acuña (Chicago)
  • José Antonio Aguilar (?-Chicago, 1936-1998)
  • Miguel "Kane One" Aguilar (Chicago)
  • Claudia Álvarez (New York)
  • Esau Andrade (California)
  • Raymundo Andrade (Nayarit)
  • José Agustín Andreu (Chicago)
  • Rene H. Arceo (Chicago)
  • Carlos Barberena (Chicago)
  • Arturo Barrera (Chicago)
  • Héctor Barrón (Chicago)
  • Carmen Bordes (Jalisco)
  • Rocio Caballero (Mexico City)
  • Antonio Felipe Calendaria (Michoacán)
  • Alfonso Castillo Orta (Puebla)
  • Javier Chavira (Indiana)
  • José “CHema Skandal!” Nieto (Chicago)
  • Elena Climent (New York)
  • Carlos Cortéz (Wisconsin-Chicago, 1923–2005)
  • Alma Domínguez (Chicago)
  • Marcos Dorado (California)
  • Hector Duarte (Chicago)
  • César Durantón (Mexico City)
  • José Esquivel (Texas)
  • Arturo García (New York)
  • Rupert Garcia (California)
  • Cecilia Gómez Lauría (Chicago)
  • Pat Gomez (California)
  • Sergio Gómez (Chicago)
  • Ricardo Gonzalez (Chicago)
  • Judithe Hernández (California)
  • Ricardo Santos Hernández (Chicago)
  • Paulina Jaimes (Mexico City)
  • Salvador Jiménez-Flores (Chicago)
  • Allan Koss (Chicago)
  • Sotero Lemus Gervacio (State of Mexico)
  • Analú María López (Chicago)
  • Marty Lord (Montana)
  • Jesús Macarena (Chicago)
  • Oscar Magallanes (California)
  • Rosanna Mark-Andreu (Chicago)
  • Naomi “Monstrochika” Martinez (Chicago)
  • Roxana Josefina Martínez (California)
  • Victoria Martínez (Chicago)
  • Lucía Maya (Jalisco)
  • Yvette Mayorga (Chicago)
  • Camilo Medina (Guanajuato, ?-1949)
  • Michael Menchaca (Texas)
  • Elsa Muñoz (Chicago)
  • Ann Murdy (New Mexico)
  • Mark Nelson (Chicago)
  • Pedro J. Palacios (Chicago)
  • Ignacio Peralta Soledad (Puebla)
  • Joseph “Sentrock” Pérez (Chicago)
  • Esperanza Portilla Zamora (Mexico City)
  • Esther E. Ramirez (Chicago)
  • Ramírez Family (Puebla)
  • Héctor Javier Ramírez (Jalisco)
  • Diego Marcial Rios (California)
  • Alejandro Rivera Leal (Guanajuato)
  • Juan Carlos Rodríguez (Indiana)
  • Ricardo Ruiz (Texas)
  • Alejandra Sánchez Orvañanos (Chicago)
  • Manuel Sandoval (Jalisco)
  • Diana Solís (Chicago)
  • Gloria “Gloe” Talamantes (Chicago)
  • Maria Tomasula (Indiana)
  • Thelma Uranga (Chicago)
  • Robert Valadez (Chicago)
  • Salvador Vega (Chicago)
  • Angelina Villanueva (Chicago)
  • And several Anonymous Artists

Lead Corporate Sponsor:

Funded by:

Chicago Park District

City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events

Illinois Arts Council Agency

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 to Sunday, December 13, 2015