Rito y Recuerdo: Day of the Dead

 

Rito y Recuerdo: Day of the Dead, September 19, 2014 – December 14, 2014
 
Summary: In Mexico, we remember those who have passed away. When a person dies, we begin a series of rituals that are repeated annually on November 1 & 2. Among the installations, folk art, and works by more than 60 artists from both sides of the border, this year’s exhibition features an Otomí altar, an Ofrenda-Túmulo, and a Hanal Pixán Mayan offering.
 
Participating Artists: Marcial Camilo Ayala (Guerrero), Vibiana Aparicio-Chamberlin (California), Héctor Barrón (Chicago), Hugo Brehme (Germany, 1882 – Mexico City, 1954), Agustín V. Casasola (Mexico City, 1874 - 1938), Sam Z. Coronado (Texas, 1946 – Texas, 2013), Victoria Delgadillo (California), Ana Teresa Fernández (California), Cristino Flores Medina (Guerrero, 1937 - 2002), Tanner Goldbeck (California), José Luís González (Nayarit), Javier Hernández (California), Juan Horta (Michoacán, 1940 – 2006), Edgar Ibarra (California), Maximino Javier (Oaxaca), Luis Jiménez (Texas, 1940-2006), David Linares (Mexico City), Leonardo Linares (Mexico City), Carmen Lomas Garza (Texas), Roberto C. López Ramírez (Jalisco), Oscar Magallanes (California), Carlos Mérida (Guatemala, 1891 – Mexico City, 1984), Alejandro Mondragón and Family (State of Mexico), Ann Murdy (New Mexico), Alejandro Nava (San Luis Potosí, 1956 – Zacatecas, 2014), Carlomagno Pedro Martínez (Oaxaca), Alfonso “Piloto” Nieves (Chicago), Marissa Rangel (California), Michael Roman (California), María Teresa Romero (Michoacán), José Romero (Michoacán), Jorge Rosano (Mexico City, 1955 - 2011), José Alfonso Soteno Fernández (State Of Mexico), Veronica Soto (California), Juan Carlos Torres González (Mexico City), John M. Valadez (California), Patssi Valdez (California), José Valdéz (Coahuila), and Several Anonymous Artists
 
Ofrendas & Installations: Reyna Rayón Salinas (State Of Mexico), Altar Otomí; Alejandro García Nelo (State Of Mexico), Ofrenda- Túmulo; Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán / Hanal Pixán: Fernando Castro Pacheco; Project Leader: Daniel Rivas Urcelay; Participants: Jorge David Solís Várguez, and Jorge Alfredo Puch Mukul; Governors State University, Illinois / A Tribute to Nelson Mandela; Project Leader: Javier Chavira; Participants: Jessica Peterson, Sherri Denault, Donna Radcliffe; Ezequiel “Zeke” Penya (Texas), La Locura Cura / Tres Caras de José Montoya; Sandra C. Fernández (Texas), Homage to Sam Z. Coronado, True Supporter of Latino Artists; Ester Hernández (California), Sun Mad (ofrenda dedicated to the artist’s father, a farm worker from the San Joaquin Valley CA), 1989; Alejandra Regalado (New York), In Reference To, 2011-2013; Rene H. Arceo (Chicago), Al artista Alejandro Nava; Rita Arias-Jirasek (Chicago), Installation for Gabriel García Márquez: “Gabo y la aventura de 28 letras”; Marcos Raya (Chicago), Portraits from Mictlan; Rodrigo Lara Zendejas (Chicago), Panteón Municipal.
 

Curator: Dolores Mercado

Organizing Institution: National Museum of Mexican Art

Displayed at: National Museum of Mexican Art Main Gallery

Friday, September 19, 2014 to Sunday, December 14, 2014