Día de los Muertos
Día de los Muertos

Join MCAD alumni Ana Laura Juarez, Jonathan Herrera, Melodee Strong, and former student Dougie Padilla at the gallery opening for Día de los Muertos at the Festival de las Calveras. Día de los Muertos | Day of the Dead is a multimedia, multidisciplinary art exhibition that explores contemporary expressions and traditional elements related to Day of the Dead intertwined with social justice issues that affect the Latinx community, engaging the participation of Latinx artists at various stages of development. 

Festival de las Calaveras is a multimedia Latinx music and arts festival volunteer-organized and presented by community group Tlalnepantla Arts. The festival is centered on the traditional and contemporary celebration of Day of the Dead, an indigenous Mexican tradition that honors the memory of ancestors and departed loved ones, the duality of life and death, and the corn harvest. It is composed of a series of events that take place annually in the fall and includes live music, dance performance, puppet theater, visual arts, multimedia animation, spoken word, and family art-making activities. Festival events take place at leading Twin Cities venues, claiming and creating space for Latinx arts, artists, and community.

Día de los Muertos
September 21–December 9
Intermedia Arts
Reception: September 28, 6:00–9:00 p.m.

Learn More