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Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)

September 28-November 10, 2019


Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a joyous remembrance of the lives of family members and loved ones who have passed and a celebration of the cycle of life. The holiday is celebrated on November 1st and 2nd throughout Latin America, but is more closely associate with Mexico, where it originated. The Museum’s annual Día de los Muertos exhibition features artwork and altars created by local artists and collectors. We are also proud to feature special works made by our Youth+Art students and highlight the submissions from the Memory Portrait Competition. Artists featured in this year's exhibition include: Nuala Creed, Tracy Ferron, Peter Perez, Rob-O, Rubén Guzmán, and Martín Zúñiga, with curated objects from the collections of Liz Camino Byers and the Children's Museum of Sonoma County.


Memory Portrait Competition

The Memory Portrait Competition is an art contest for 5th-12th grade students. Selected works are exhibited in the exhibition, with three artists winning cash prizes. The submission deadline has passed. Winners are announced at the Día de los Muertos Opening Reception and Family Day. Thank you to all of this year's participants!