Cleofas Ramírez Celestino
Celebration of Día de los Muertos in Xalitla, Guerrero (detail)
Acrylic painting on bark paper
See this art in the exhibition at Mexic-Arte Museum
Día de los Muertos Exhibition:
Community Altars and Contemporary Art
October 12–November 22, 2009
Viva la Vida Fest
Mexic-Arte Museum, 419 Congress Avenue
Saturday, October 24 • 2—10 p.m.
For our 25th anniversary year, the Museum is presenting the unique artistic, cultural and culinary traditions of Día de los Muertos as Viva la Vida Fest, to celebrate life and promote healthy and earth-friendly living. All participating artists and festival-goers are encouraged to create their work out of recycled, re-used and sustainable materials. Watch for details for a special event featuring the culinary traditions of Puebla and their ties to organic and sustainable cuisine with special guest chefs and demonstrations. For updates and to RSVP, please call 512-480-9373 or go to mexic-artemuseum.org. The Museum will also be hosting a Mini-Symposium: Why Do the Dead Come Back? Culture, Life and Transformation from the Aztec and Maya World Through the Present on Sunday, November 1 at 2 p.m.