Saturday, 30 October 2010
Day of Dead Altars October 20 – November 5, 2010 Sonoma County Museum@
Over the next couple of days , I will be posting several items relating to the Day Of The Dead - the famous day that Malc's Under The Volcano is set on.
Every year, the Sonoma County Museum collaborates with local artists and community leaders to install Day of the Dead altars in the galleries. El Dia de los Muertos is a Mexican festival celebrating the lives of family and friends who have passed away. During these days, it is said, the dead joyously return to visit their living relatives. This year’s altars will reflect the theme of Mexican Independence Day, acknowledging the celebration’s 200th anniversary. In addition, Bay Area artist Ruben Guzman will be displaying some of his vibrant cartoneria (papier mache) sculptures.