Sep. 22 @ 5:00 pm – Nov. 26 @ 5:00 pm
About the Altar/Ofrenda
40 Years of Día de los Muertos
September 22, 2023 – January 7, 2024
We are thrilled to announce the arrival of the 40th Annual Día de los Muertos exhibition at the Mexic-Arte Museum, a cherished tradition since 1984. This year’s exhibition, 40 years of Día de los Muertos, holds a special place in our hearts as we reflect upon four decades of honoring our dearly departed.
Día de los Muertos, a tradition that beautifully melds the realms of the living and the deceased, comes alive within our gallery walls. Each ofrenda tells a story, adorned with recuerdos, photographs, and tokens of affection, a poignant tribute to those who have journeyed beyond.
This year, we invite you, our beloved community, to participate in this time-honored custom. Ofrenda de la Comunidad at the Mexic-Arte Museum this Fall by contributing a photograph of a cherished loved one or someone you deeply admire who has passed away. With your participation, our gallery transforms into a shared space of remembrance and homage, where the lives of our ancestors and friends are celebrated collectively.
Join us in preserving the richness of history and memory as we gather again to honor the legacy of the past 40 years. Your photograph is more than an image; it’s a thread in the tapestry of our communal narrative. Let’s come together from September 22 to January 7, 2024, to celebrate, reflect, and remember.
Commemorate Your Passed Loved Ones at the Mexic-Arte Museum this Fall
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/label (provided by the Museum) where you will include your loved one’s 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.
Use only copies of photos (no original) and objects that can be replaced. The museum is not responsible for lost or damaged items due to the nature of the submissions and quantity.
*Please be sure sign up to participate in the community ofrenda/altar. Also, remember to download/fill out the form below and bring a printed copy with you, when you turn in your framed photo. You will need to fill out the plaque/label in person when you drop of your framed photo.
The public is invited to bring photos throughout the exhibit.
For questions please contact:
Luisa Perez, Education Associate
Isabel Servantez, Curator of Exhibitions and Director of Programs