This Mexican Tradition Has Captivated Americans, and Now, You Can See Why

How much do you know about Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)? The newest exhibit at Mexic-Arte Museum will put your knowledge to the test! Viva la Vida: Celebrating 35 Years of Mexic-Arte Museum’s Día de los Muertos is an exhibition presenting the Museum’s 35-year quest to share and expand the public’s knowledge about Day of the Dead. Check it out on Saturday, November 24th before it ends!

Día de los Muertos is a holiday celebrated on November 1st and 2nd with a historically rich tradition that integrates pre-Columbian and Catholic customs. Día de los Muertos is a time for families and friends to gather in celebration—a time when the cycle of life and death, rather than loss and sorrow, are embraced. Over the years, what was historically a religious holiday has become an expressive commemoration of family and a celebration of Mexican and Mexican American life and culture.

For almost two generations, Mexic-Arte Museum has encouraged communal sharing of what were once private expressions of faith; and artists started creating altars as part of art exhibits. Mindful of the day’s historical-religious roots, Mexic-Arte Museum helped transform the celebration by mixing popular with traditional materials, sacred with secular objects, personal with social issues, and popular art with contemporary expressions.

Viva la Vida: Celebrating 35 Years of Mexic-Arte Museum’s Día de los Muertos displays works from the Permanent Collection, ofrendas, and archival materials from the past years. Mexic-Arte Museum has transformed Día de los Muertos, a Mexican religious holiday, into a uniquely Central Texas celebration of Mexican and Mexican American life and cultural identity. Join the celebration of Viva la Vida!

Admission to the exhibit is included with museum admission. Pricing for adults is 7 dollars, with special discounts available for seniors, students, and children.

Even though Parmer Place Apartments in Austin, Texas provides you with all of the comfort, convenience, and entertainment you could possibly desire, we encourage our residents to venture outside of our apartment community and explore all that the city has to offer!

Event Time/Date:
Saturday, November 24, 2018—10:00 AM

Event Venue Location:
Mexic-Arte Museum
419 Congress Avenue
Austin, Texas 78701

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