Oct. 13, 2018 @ 5:30 pm – 11:00 pm
About Catrina Gala 2018
On behalf of the Board of Directors, we invite you to join us in celebrating Mexic-Arte Museum at the 4th Annual Catrina Ball. Following the remarkable last three years of the black-tie gala, Mexic-Arte Museum—and the 2018 Catrina Ball Honorary Chairs Alina Flores and Consul General Carlos Gonzalez Gutierrez, and Co-Chairs Elizabeth Caples Rogers and Michael Torres—are thrilled once again to present the Annual Catrina Ball! This year’s event will take place at the Fairmont Austin‘s Ballroom and will explore Mexico’s indigenous roots by paying tribute to Mayan creation myth of the Hero Twins.
The Catrina Ball will entertain, amaze and delight our guests and patrons. Inspired by José Guadalupe Posada’s famous 1913 zinc etching La Calavera Catrina (“The Elegant Skull”), guests are invited to show off their dramatic Calavera/Día de los Muertos makeup, lush rose crowns, and other inspired couture and fashion. This spirited and artistically-inspired evening has become an annual legacy event of culture and fashion. All proceeds support the Mexic-Arte Museum’s Education and renowned exhibitions.
Who is La Catrina?
The first image of La Catrina appeared as a zinc etching originally 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.