2014 Dia de los Muertos Exhibition

Please join us in this celebration of family and reflection on those who are dear to us, living or dead. There are many ways to get in on the festivities, including the opening reception of our 22nd annual Dia de los Muertos exhibition, featuring ofrendas (alters/offerings) and artwork by local artists and communities.

Exhibition | Workshop | Parade

22nd annual

Día de los Muertos exhibition

October 17 — November 22, 2014
Opening reception: Friday, October 17, 5—9 pm

Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a celebration honoring loved ones who have passed and a time to reflect on those who are still with us. Colorful ofrendas (offerings/altars) commemorate the dead and welcome their returning souls during the holiday. These ofrendas are decorated with secular and religious motifs, as well as flowers, food, beverages and personal objects that reflect the life of the deceased.

This year marks the 22nd year of the exhibition at WPCA. Art Historian Juan J. Lopez curates this exhibition, emphasizing the subject of “identity” through the display of ofrendas and artwork by local families and artists. There will also be traditional/contemporary Mexican music and dance performances. Come join in on the celebration and bring memories of your loved ones who have passed but still inspire you.

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Artwork designed by artist Jośe Montoto.

 

2014 official Día de los Muertos T-shirts!

Order the NEW WPCA Día de los Muertos t-shirt. All proceeds goes into supporting our youth art education programming.

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Pickup or Mail
Sizes – body length/width




 

 Exhibition Tour and Educational Workshop

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We provide an educational and hands-on program about Dia de los Muertos and the exhibition. Students will learn about the holiday and what it means to our organization and the predominant Latino community around us, and receive a docent led tour of our exhibition as well as a hands-on workshop to make ‘Dia’ related artwork.

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To schedule a tour, please contact Executive Director Kate Bradley: kate@wpca-milwaukee.org or 414.672-2787 x 10.


 

5th annual

Día de los Muertos Parade

Saturday, November 1, 12—5 pm

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