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Two clay figurines    
The Political Side of Día de los Muertos

September 22 to Decmeber 8, 2006,
Rosenberg Library, 4th Floor

Co-sponsored by the Rosenberg Library and Mission Grafíca

"Pink skeletons? Sugar skulls? El Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), the Mexican and Latin American holiday, has been celebrated in the United States since the 1970's. Here it shares skeleton imagery and the season with Halloween but has a very different history. Originally an innovation of the Chicano Arts Movement, the holiday we celebrate in the United States, began as a way of making Latino life in the U.S. visible. The celebration of el Día de los Muertos in the United States is a political act that reclaims Latin American traditions and adapts them to life in the United States.

--Excerpt from the Exhibition statement by Kate Connell and Maria Pinedo

Dia de los Muertos display case

Dia de los Muertos display case

Dia de los Muertos display case

Dia de los Muertos display case

 

Dia de los Muertos figures
Figures at a table

Figures and vowels aeiou

Poster
Skull with antenna
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