The community is invited to this free and knowledgeable lecture as Rachael E. Brown observes how Dia de los Muertos in Latin America has roots in both European and Indigenous American culture. In this discussion, we’ll explore the basis of European traditions of All Saint’s Day, as well as look at some of the visual evidence for celebration of the Day of the Dead in indigenous culture prior to European contact. We’ll briefly discuss the meaning of the traditional “altar” and finally, look at the effects this observance has in providing a blend of heritage as visual reference to Mexican, Mexican American, and Latin American artists.
Visitors will also get to roam our halls one last time before our Dia de los Muertos exhibit gets taken down. Light refreshments and sweets will be provided.