Nuestra Comunidad/Our Community – Memory and Remembrance Ofrenda

Sep. 17, 2021

Sep. 17, 2021 @ 5:00 pm Nov. 22, 2021 @ 5:00 pm

Mexic-Arte Museum

419 Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78701 United States
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About the altar/ofrenda

This exhibition marks the 38th Annual Dia de los Muertos exhibition and celebration at the Mexic-Arte Museum, since 1984.  The exhibition, as always, pays tribute to the tradition that celebrates the return of the dead to their families and friends on November 1st and November 2nd. Ofrendas, recuerdos, memorias, photos and offerings are assembled and shared in a room by community members to remember loved ones who passed away. Mexic-Arte Museum invites the public to contribute a photo of a loved one or someone you admire who has passed away.    

The gathering of recuerdos includes an installation by (Re)claiming Memories organization focusing on Indigenous community and significance of plantings the San Jose Cemetery  by Marika Alvarado, a Lipan Mescalero Apache medicine woman and photographer Margaret Gallagher.

Commemorate Your Passed Loved Ones at the Mexic-Arte Museum this Fall

Melissa Lopez, Ofrenda, Luz de Madre, Mexic-Arte Museum 2019 Dia de los Muertos & Community Altars Exhibition

The Mexic-Arte Museum invites you to participate in our upcoming Day of the Dead/Dia de Los Muertos ofrenda. By contributing a photo of a loved one or someone you admire who has passed away, you will help transform our gallery into a communal space where we can commemorate the lives of our family and friends.

Each participant will be allotted a 12” x 12” space on our gallery wall. This space will include your framed photo as well as a small plaque (provided by the Museum) where you will include your loved ones name and a personal message. We encourage participants to decorate or personalize their frames but frames should be no larger than 10” x 10” to ensure room for a plaque. Click on the following button to learn how you can participate. 

DEADLINE TO DROP OFF: September 13th, 2021, 5 pm.

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