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The Art of Making Day of the Dead Altars

Presented by Harvard Museums of Science and Culture and Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology at Online/Virtual Space

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Oct 20 2021
The Art of Making Day of the Dead Altars

Creating an altar is a key part of the Mexican holiday Día de los Muertos. In this free virtual lecture, two altaristas explain their creative processes and the gravity of preserving this holiday.

Ofelia Esparza, Visual Artist and Altarista

Rosanna Esparza Ahrens, Graphic Designer and Altarista

Live interpretation in English and Spanish

Interpretación en vivo en inglés y español

Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a Mexican tradition that seeks to commemorate and celebrate the lives of loved ones who have passed away. The creation of an altar is a key component of this celebration, which is both bittersweet and joyful. In this program, Los Angeles-based artist, educator, and

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