Mexico Folk Art Gallery
Discover the time-honored traditions of Día de Muertos—one of Mexico’s most important holidays—at ‘Remember Me!’ La Celebración del Día de Muertos, a colorful exhibit featuring the work of prominent Mexican and Mexican-American artists.
A Colorful Celebration of Art
Explore the beauty and artistry of this captivating Mexican holiday.
Día de Muertos—or Day of the Dead—is a 2-day celebration that honors the departed with grand parades, vibrant festivals, lively music and Mexican cuisine. This exhibit captures the essence of this spirited event with a variety of art, including:
Papel picado, sugar skulls and paper sculptures
Pre-Hispanic art pieces on loan from various museums that showcase the early history of this celebration
Four featured pieces of modern artwork — along with details about the artists’ unique processes and inspiration
Among the featured artwork is a dramatic sculpture group—the centerpiece of the gallery—titled Bridal Couple. The sculptures were created by a father and son in Mexico City whose family has been hand-making this type of celebratory art for more than 300 years.