Day of The Dead

15-Oct-2010

The Museum of the Americas is pleased to announce a new exhibit opening at the end of this month, El Día de Los Muertos. This exhibit traces the beliefs and practices associated with the observance of the Day of the Dead, a traditional holiday first celebrated by the native peoples of Mexico which in the nineteenth century begun to be embraced by the larger Mexican culture. In recent decades the observance has spread to other parts of Latin America as well. This year the museum unveils another dramatic Dead of the Dead altar by Fort Worth artist Cathy Kyle. Also featured is a hilarious canvas by Mexican artist J. Arrazola of Oaxaca, 1997, on loan from Ralph Watterson of Old Home Supply in Fort Worth, and student art from the Monterrey Institute, Toluca, Mexico. The Day of the Dead exhibit runs October 29 – December 23. We cordially invite you and your family to visit the Museum and experience this fascinating exhibit.


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