Día de los Muertos — translated as Day of the Dead — is an annual holiday observed on Nov. 1 in Mexico and parts of Latin America. You might guess that the holiday is somber, however, the day is actually a cheerful celebration of loved ones who have passed. Colorful skeletons, sugar skulls, and brightly decorated altars are just a few trademarks of the annual tradition.
The Bath House Cultural Center’s 28th annual Día de los Muertos exhibition, which continues through Nov. 15, sets out to create a deeper awareness and understanding of the celebration through the display of works from Latino and non-Latino visual artists alike.
This year’s theme is “The Eternal Melody,” paying homage to the holiday’s richly inherent musical manifestations with works from more than 60 artists.
I stopped by the artists reception on Sunday and met a handful of those artists. Get a sneak peek of what to expect at the exhibit below:
Visit the exhibit yourself during museum hours. Admission is free — that is unless you purchase any of the pieces of art, all of which are up for sale.
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