National Museum of Mexican Art Presents Día de Muertos, Living Presence

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Join the National Museum of Mexican Art for their 37th annual Day of the Dead exhibition, to remember the thousands of people who died in the 2023 earthquakes in Turkey, Syria and Morocco. The exhibition will also memorialize women around the world who have been violated, disappeared or murdered, with a large installation by 18 local artists. This year the Mexican community lost distinguished artists and dear friends whose lives and work we will also celebrate. With flowers, food and drinks, we await the return home of loved ones who no longer walk this Earth. The living presence of loved ones is felt on the Day of the Dead (November 1 and 2) by offering them what they enjoyed in life. This ancient tradition, with Mesoamerican and Spanish roots, unites Mexicans on both sides of the US/Mexico border as they create ofrendas and altars in homes, cemeteries, galleries, and museums to celebrate their lives. Special programs and classes related to the exhibition will be offered through its closing, December 10, 2023.  Curated by Dolores Mercado & Gustavo Herrera. For more information, visit

Photo Caption:
Image: Ángel Gabriel Ortiz, Jarrón de Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead Vase), ca. 1998, National Museum of Mexican Art Permanent Collection, 1998.13, Purchase made possible by Keith and Katherine K. Kemp, photo credit: Michael Tropea

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