Sep 10th 2021

Día de Muertos – A Time to Grieve & Remember

@ National Museum of Mexican Art

1852 W 19th St, Chicago, IL 60608

Opening Friday, September 10th, at 6PM

On view through Thursday, October 21st

Main Gallery
Friday, September 10, 2021 to Sunday, December 12, 2021

The 2021 exhibition pays tribute to and remembers the numerous individuals from Mexico and the U.S. who in the past two years have died from COVID-19. During the pandemic, many of us were heartbroken to be unable to spend time with our loved ones. As we are now able to gather,  we join together to grieve and remember the ones we lost during these two years. The collective act of mourning is a fundamental aspect of annual Day of the Dead commemorations, and offers a healing way to acknowledge, accept and bear the inevitable. Please join us for our 35th annual Day of the Dead exhibition to honor and celebrate the lives of lost loved ones through this time-honored tradition. In this exhibition, we invite you to contemplate this moment with new artistic expressions by local artists and site-specific installations created by artists from both sides of the US-Mexico border.

La exposición del año 2021 rinde tributo y recuerda a las tantas personas de México y de los EE.UU. que han fallecido en los últimos dos años a causa del COVID-19. Durante la pandemia, muchos de nosotros sufrimos el no haber podido pasar tiempo con nuestros seres queridos. Ahora que podemos reunirnos, nos unimos para llorar y recordar a aquellos que hemos perdido durante estos dos últimos años. El acto colectivo del duelo es un aspecto fundamental de las conmemoraciones anuales del Día de los Muertos, el cual brinda una manera sanadora para admitir, aceptar y soportar lo inevitable. Por favor, acompáñenos en nuestra 35va exposición anual del Día de los Muertos para que a través de ésta tradición consagrada podamos honrar y celebrar las vidas de aquellos seres queridos que hemos perdido. En esta exposición les invitamos a que contemplen nuevas expresiones artísticas por creadores locales, además de instalaciones para sitios específicos hechas por artistas de ambos lados de la frontera México- EE.UU.

INSTALLATIONS
Sandra Cisneros, Héctor Duarte, Alejandro García Nelo, Enrique García, Amalia Mesa-Bains, Jorge A. Puch Mukul, George Rodriguez, Adam Toledo family, Yollocalli Arts Reach

ARTISTS
Josefina Aguilar, Marilu Álvarez, Marcial Ayala, Cecilia Beaven, Antonia Candelario, Ricardo Carbajal, Familia Castillo, Yreina Cervántez, Carlos Cortez, Aurelio Díaz, Shirley Fisher, Dianna Frid, Guillermo Gadda, Arturo García, Demetrio Garcia Aguilar, José Juan Garcia Aguilar, Jorge Garza, Gennaro García, Joel Hernández-Millen, Leticia Huerta, Luis Jimenez Jr., Manuel Manilla, Isabel Martinez, Roberto Montenegro, Arely Morales, Ann Murdy, Azul Nogueron, Antonio Pazaran, Rick Ortega, Fernando Ramirez, Teresa Romero, Moises Salazar, Sergio Sánchez, Juan Solís, Charles D. Townsend, José Valdez, Vincent Valdez, Gabriel Villa, Martha Villagómez, Carina Yepez

 

Important update regarding opening night:

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, NMMA will not host a formal reception, but the museum will be open from 6:00 to 8:30 pm on opening night for Covid-19 vaccinated guests only.

  • For opening night only, we will ask for proof of full vaccination (with the exception of children under 13).
  • Until further notice we will require the wearing of masks by everyone older than 2 years.
  • We will also have a limited capacity in the gallery; please be mindful of this as you move through the galleries.

We hope you understand the precautionary measures we are implementing; we want this day to be a celebration of community and life, and not a Covid spreading event.

Curated by Cesáreo Moreno

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