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september, 2020

25sep(sep 25)10:00 am15nov(nov 15)5:00 pmCelebración 2020 @ Buddy Holly Center

Event Details

Celebración 2020
Buddy Holly Center
1801 Crickets Avenue

Through November 15th
Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm; Sundays 1-5pm

Celebración is an annual exhibition of artwork that explores the history and meaning behind the Mexican holiday, Día de los Muertos or Day of the Dead. This exhibit includes works from local and regional artists. Artists are challenged to create an expression of their interpretation of Día de los Muertos, by honoring departed ancestors, friends and family. Artists are not limited by choice of media or content, but are asked to focus on the unified theme of Mexico’s centuries-old ritual of commemorating the death of a loved one. This year, in accordance with our “Year of the Woman” theme, artists were encouraged to create artwork that dealt with both Día de los Muertos and women.

A vibrant cultural celebration, Day of the Dead blends the Catholic traditions of All Saints’ Day (November 1st) and All Souls’ Day (November 2nd) with pre-Columbian concepts of death that have been a part of Mexican society since Aztec times. The celebration can be traced to the Aztecs who celebrated a ritual day dedicated to children and the dead. The ritual was presided over by the goddess Mictecacihuatl (“Lady of the Dead”). Recent traditional Día de los Muertos festivities take place on November 1st and 2nd, and are a time of remembrance, reunion and feasting. Many families create ofrendas, memorials that honor a special person, and prepare the favorite food and drink of the deceased.

Celebración will be in the Fine Arts Gallery through November 15, 2020.



September 25 (Friday) 10:00 am - November 15 (Sunday) 5:00 pm



1801 Crickets Avenue