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HANAL PIXÁN Food for the Souls (Día de los muertos)

September 14 – December 16, 2012

Ofrendas, installations, and works of art created by Mexican artists from both sides of the border, invite us to celebrate life by taking a look at death. Explore the ancient ways and traditions of Hanal Pixán (“Food for the Souls” in the Maya language) from the Yucatan Peninsula, to the family offerings created in the United States, in which remembering and honoring our ancestors continue being important. The past and present fuse to keep alive this significant celebration.

Participating Artists

Mary J. Andrade (California), José Andreu (Chicago), René Arceo (Chicago), Carlos Barberena (Nicaragua), Arturo Barrera (Chicago), Chaz Bojórquez (California), David Botello (California), Valerie C. Burton (Ontario, Canada), Fernando Castro Pacheco (Yucatán), Claudia Charo (Indiana), Olga Costa (Germany-Mexico, 1913-1993), Héctor Duarte (Chicago), Ricardo Duffy (California), Manuel Luis Escutia (Baja California Norte), Margaret García (California), Angélica Gatica (Mexico City), José Guerrero (Chicago), José González (Illinois), Gronk (California), Salvador Jiménez (Chicago), Linares Family (Mexico City), Felipe Linares (Mexico City), Miguel Linares Mendoza (Mexico City), Ricardo Linares G. (Mexico City), Jeff A. Maldonado (Chicago), Nicole Marroquín (Chicago), Lucia Maya (Jalisco), Francisco G. Mendoza (Chicago 1958-2012), Roberto Montenegro (Jalisco-Mexico City, 1887-1968), Martín Moreno (Arizona), Mark Nelson (Chicago), Jacobo Ángeles Ojeda (Oaxaca), Uriel Parker (Mexico-Chile, 1968-2011), Marcos Raya (Chicago), José Ramírez (California), Elvia Rodríguez (Chicago), Sergio Sánchez Santamaría (Morelos), Pablo Serrano (Chicago), Diana Solís (Chicago), Oscar Soteno Elias (Estado de México), José Alfonso Soteno Fernández (Estado de México), Robert Valadez (Chicago), Patssi Valdez (California), Xavier Viramontes (California), James Larralde (Chicago), Salvador Vega (Chicago), María & Román Villarreal (Chicago), Rich Herzon (Chicago), Jesús Macarena-Ávila (Chicago), Ami Tyler-Herzon (Chicago), Alma Domínguez (Chicago), Alejandro Medina (Chicago), David Murga (Missouri), El Stitch y Bitch, Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán, and James Monroe Elementary School/ CPS

Curator

Dolores Mercado

Organizing Institution

National Museum of Mexican Art

Displayed at

Main Gallery