Oct. 21, 2017 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
About Catrina Gala 2017
Now in its third year, and following many years of the Gala del Museo, the Catrina Ball is a spirited annual fundraising event that reminisces the past and recognizes Mexic-Arte Museum’s present accomplishments in visual art and culture. This evening welcomes some of Austin’s greatest luminaries to celebrate the Museum during a night of art, fashion, and philanthropy. Join us this year, as we commemorate thirty three years in Austin with critically acclaimed exhibitions, award-winning education programs, and unique cultural events that serve the community and schools. In celebration of the 110th Anniversary of Frida Kahlo’s birth, Mexic-Arte Museum pays tribute to Frida Kahlo with this year’s Catrina Ball – ¡Viva Frida!
Who is La Catrina?
The first image of La Catrina appeared as a zinc etching created by José Guadalupe Posada for a satirical leaflet produced in 1910. While most of his work was unknown during his life, Posada’s images were reintroduced to the public by Jean Charlot and Diego Rivera. Rivera popularized La Calavera Catrina in his mural Dream of a Sunday Afternoon in Alameda Park (1947), and she has since become a time-honored symbol for Día de Los Muertos that is embraced and celebrated by millions every year.