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Oct. 14-Nov. 5, 2022

A journey through life, love and death, Mujeres Inspiradoras: Día de los Muertos 2022 (Inspiring Women: Day of the Dead 2022) features contemporary altars and artwork by an all-female roster of artists.

Opening at the Museum’s Dia de los Muertos Fiesta 2022 on Fri., Oct. 14, the annual exhibit explores the Mexican cultural tradition of honoring deceased loved ones each year on November 1 and 2 by creating calaveras de azúcar (sugar skulls), altares de muertos (altars of the dead) and ofrendas (offerings), which has evolved from the Aztecs to modern day Mexico and California. This year’s exhibit will feature the work of artists Sonya Fe, Lila Solorzano Rivera and Willow Vielguth, whose altars will be dedicated to actors Lon Chaney, Bruce Lee and Betty White.

Members of the public are also invited to honor friends and family members who have passed with a remembrance in the exhibit’s accompanying Community Altar. Optional templates can be downloaded ahead of time or created on site using materials at the Museum’s craft station. Photocopies of photos are encouraged; any items left on the altar will not be returned.