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Celebrate Day of the Dead!

Celebrate Day of the Dead at the National Mexican Museum of Art

The National Museum of Mexican Art cordially invites you to the opening reception of Day of the Dead: Tilica y flaca es la calaca on Friday, September 22nd, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

The Day of the Dead is one of the most stunning and important living traditions in Mexico, classified in 2003 by the UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. The Mexican community north of the US/Mexico border conserves and participates in the traditions of Day of the Dead by gathering in cultural spaces such as the Museum to honor and remember loved ones no longer present. Fine art and folk art are integrated into this exhibition to bring to life a Mexican celebration that bridges borders. This year more than 100 artists are represented in the exhibition via 10 ofrendas, The Xoloitzcuintle Project, folk art, and fine art pieces. This exhibition is curated by Dolores Mercado.
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