Dia De Los Muertos Festival & Market at the Museum
Día De Los Muertos Festival & Market At The Museum
October 9, 2022
1PM – 5PM
Join the International Museum of Art & Science for our annual Día de los Muertos Festival on October 9 from 1-5 PM.
This lively event will include performances, a display of altares created by community organizations, and a Market at the Museum featuring regional artists & artisans.
Activities include a candle painting, exhibit tours, and a sugar skull decorating (additional $3 each.)
IMAS Día de los Muertos Festival is presented by H-E-B Helping Here with additional support from Humanities Texas.
Ephemeral Décor: Día de Muertos Objects
El Día de Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a traditional Mexican celebration centered around the memory of those whose time has run out in the physical dimension, but remain, in essence, in the spiritual world. It is with the close observation of the formal components of this festivity, that one comes to realize: the fleeting quality of all its elements construct an allegory that ties the ephemeral aspect of the celebration with our own lives.
In this virtual exhibit, a selection of decorations used in el Día de Muertos celebrations are independently analyzed to understand, how the same objects’ materials are an echo and reminder of life’s ephemeral quality and our fleeting time.