Guest Artist Discussion of the Exhibit: Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Ofrenda Installation


Location: Snite Museum of Art

California artist Marielena Castro will speak in the Annenberg Auditorium of the museum followed by a reception and entertainment in Legends.

For the exhibit, she will create the ninth annual Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos) ofrenda (memorial altar). The installation will honor the artist’s deceased father, a craftsman whose notable creations included the carnival floats paraded in the streets during Semana Sanda (Holy Week) in Mexico. In the gallery installation Castro will blend symbols of her father’s attributes with traditional ofrenda elements offered in memory of relatives during the annual early November All Souls Day celebration.

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