Today at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art
Día de los Muertos Celebration
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
The public has been invited to join in an evening of music, poetry, and refreshments, and experience a traditional Mexican ofrenda (Day of the Dead altar). A portion of the altar is
dedicated to the School of Music and Dance’s former dean and professor emerita Anne Dhu McLucas. Organizers have invited Mclucas’s friends and loved ones to come and remember her, by bringing any items or food McLucas enjoyed during her life to add to the altar.
The event will feature live music from el Bajío, México “ Los Musiqueros” and keynote speaker Alejandra Espinosa Andreu, this evening of music, poetry, and dialogue begins the annual Día de los Muertos Ofrenda Exhibition, celebrating the traditional Mexican holiday. In the art studio, guest artist Benita Rodriguez Alvarez, will be demonstrate traditional Mexican folk art practices including making sugar skulls.
This Día de los Muertos ofrenda, constructed to celebrate the holiday by Oak Hill School in conjunction with MEChA and Adelante Sí, will be on view to the public on October 31 and November 1.