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Date(s) - 09/12/2015 - 11/22/2015
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Mexic-Arte Museum


“Community Altars: Ofrendas Inspired from the States of Mexico

September 12 – November 22, 2015 Mexic-Arte Museum will invite community members and visual artists to celebrate el Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) holiday (November 1–2). To honor their deceased relatives and friends, artists will create ornate altars consisting of traditional adornments such as cempasuchitl (marigolds), foodstuffs, and memorabilia commemorating individuals who were dear to them. This year the Mexic-Arte Museum will present altars in the style of each state in Mexico.”

“31 Years of Mexic-Arte Museum’s Día de los Muertos: A Voice of the Community

September 12 – November 22, 2015 Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is an ancient, Mexican and Mexican American religious holiday. In its 31 year quest to educate the public about the day’s significance, Mexic-Arte Museum has presented exhibitions, performances, street festivals, videos, murals, installations, processions, publications and other cultural manifestations. During this time, a marvelous transformation has occurred—what was historically a religious holiday has become an expressive commemoration of family and a celebration of Mexican and Mexican American life and culture in Austin. This project accentuates the impact that a small museum with a grand vision can make in a community. This interpretive exhibition will document, through the presentation of archival materials on Day of the Dead, how the museum has served as an outlet for the community to comment on current issues such as immigration reform and the death penalty; and express a uniquely Austin Mexican and Mexican American identity and heritage.”

Please check website for hours and admission costs: http://www.mexic-artemuseum.org/visit