This new gallery exhibit explores the traditions of Día de Muertos, featuring the work of prominent Mexican and Mexican-American artists. This two-day celebration – one day to honor departed children and one day to honor departed adults – takes place on November 1st and 2nd each year with colorful parades, festivals, lively music and Mexican cuisine.
Guests are invited to experience the beautiful artistry of this important cultural celebration with artwork including papel picado, sugar skulls and paper sculptures, as well as pre-hispanic items on loan from various museums showcasing the early history of this celebration.
The gallery also highlights four pieces of artwork and explores the artists’ unique processes and inspiration. One such piece, a sculpture group titled Bridal Couple, was created by a father and son in Mexico City whose family has been hand-making this type of celebratory art for more than 300 years. When it debuts next week, Bridal Couple will be the centerpiece of the gallery with four sculptures ranging from 2.5-10 feet tall.
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