Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)

October 16 - November 7, 2021
Del 16 de octubre al 7 de noviembre, 2021

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 associated with Mexico, where it originated.

The Museum’s annual Día de los Muertos exhibition features artwork and altars created by local artists, students, and collectors. Artists featured in this year's exhibition include: Cecilia Diaz Cortez, Tracy Ferron, Nathan Gomez, Rubén Guzmán, Alejandro Salazar, the Urena Family, and students from Luther Burbank Elementary School, in collaboration with Maria de Los Angeles. Altars are curated by Liz Camino-Byers, Israel Escudero Galeana, and the City of Santa Rosa’s Multicultural Roots Project.

The mezzanine gallery will feature “An Overdue Requiem 20/21,” an exhibit sponsored and created by:

Liz Camino-Byers, Curator, Altarista

Israel Escudero Galeana, Curator, Altarista

Alejandro Salazar, Painter

Artists' statement: "The years 2020 and 2021 were years of loss. Requiem is a prayer for the souls of the deceased, unfinished celebrations and sudden goodbyes. Overdue, this requiem is a tribute to the souls who left without a holy burial and without a proper celebration of life."

El Día de los Muertos es una conmemoración gozosa de las vidas de familiares y seres queridos que han pasado a mejor vida y una celebración del ciclo de la vida. El día festivo se celebra el 1o y 2 de noviembre a lo largo y ancho de Latinoamérica, pero se asocia más cercanamente a México, donde se originó.

La exhibición anual del museo del Día de los Muertos muestra obras de arte y altares creados por artistas, estudiantes y coleccionistas locales. Los artistas presentados en la exhibición de este año incluyen: Cecilia Diaz Cortez, Tracy Ferron, Nathan Gomez, Rubén Guzmán, Alejandro Salazar, la familia Urena y estudiantes de Luther Burbank Elementary School en colaboración con Maria de Los Angeles. Los altares son curados por Liz Camino Byers, Israel Escudero Galeana y el Proyecto de Raíces Multiculturales de la Ciudad de Santa Rosa.

La galería del entresuelo contará con "An Overdue Requiem 20/21", una exhibición patrocinada y creada por:

Liz Camino-Byers, curadora, Altarista

Israel Escudero Galeana, Curador, Altarista

Alejandro Salazar, Pintor

Declaración de los artistas: "Los años 2020 y 2021 fueron años de pérdida. Réquiem es una oración por las almas de los difuntos, celebraciones inconclusas y despedidas repentinas. Atrasado, este réquiem es un homenaje a las almas que se fueron sin un santo entierro y sin una celebración adecuada de la vida ".

This exhibition is generously sponsored by Clover Sonoma and Community Foundation Sonoma County.

 

Sponsorship Opportunities (Oportunidades de Patrocinio):

Be a part of the 25th Annual Día de los Muertos exhibition by becoming a sponsor today! Your contribution helps us present this stunning and beloved exhibition and its public educational programs to our community year after year.

aprice@museumsc.org, (707) 579-1500 ext. 104 (Annalisa)

Virtual Experience

Explore the exhibition through 360° imaging! 

This virtual experience is generously provided by Steve Vargas, VARGAS XR "Mind Over Matter."

Related Programs and Events

Día de los Muertos Community Art Day
9/25/2021, 12:00-4:00pm (PDT)
10/3/2021, 12:00-4:00pm (PDT)

 

Día de los Muertos Opening Reception and Family Festival
10/16/2021, 12:00-4:00pm (PDT)

 

Subject to change. See calendar of events for complete list and details.


 

Revisit the 2020 Día de los Muertos Exhibition

Click here to explore the virtual exhibition, download fun activities, view recorded programs, and more!


Museum of Sonoma County
425 Seventh Street
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
(707) 579-1500

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