We are hosting a special closing event for the landmark exhibition The Day of the
Dead in Art
at Centro de Artes gallery this Saturday, January 18 from 3 – 4:30 p.m.
Curator Ruben C. Cordova, Ph.D., will present an overview of the exhibition and
several participating artists will discuss their work and their connection to
Day of the Dead traditions. These discussions will be followed by a question
and answer session with the audience plus photo opportunities with the artists
and the curator.
Click here to see the Facebook event.
The Day of the Dead in Art exhibit features over 100 art objects made by more than 50 artists, most of whom are Mexican or Chicano. It includes a pristine group of vintage prints by José Guadalupe Posada plus prints by Luis Jiménez and two paintings by Vincent Valdez. View the exhibit catalogue here.
Plus, on the second floor is Día de los Muertos: A Cultural Legacy, Past, Present & Future, presented by Self Help Graphics. This exhibit explores the evolution of the celebration in Los Angeles and the foundational transnational dialogue between the Chicano/Latino community and Mexico that continues to shape this tradition. The exhibit is curated by Linda Vallejo and Dr. Betty Brown.
Both exhibits officially close this Sunday, January 19, 2020 at 6 pm. Centro de Artes will then close from January 20 to February 13 when we host an opening reception for our next major exhibitions.