Dia de los Muertos Art Exhibit | Oakland
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The Artists Loft | 839 Clay St., Oakland, CA
Submitted by the Event Organizer
The Artist Loft invites you to join our celebration of Dia de los Muertos (“Day of the Dead”). This contemplative, yet celebratory and colorful, exhibit features the unique visual and performance local artists and one guest artist from New Mexico. It brings together the rituals of the Catholic feast day, All Souls Day, and those of the ancient Aztec and contemporary Hispanic cultures.
In these rituals and traditions, the dearly departed are prayed for so they can move to the next stage of their spiritual journey, and be remembered and honored by loved ones. This exhibit invites the viewer to consider personal loss; cultural and religious rituals and traditions; global social issues; and contemporary iconography and archetypes, like the very familiar calaveras (skulls), calacas (skeletons) and la Catrina (Lady of the Dead).
Off the Hook – See it, Buy it, Take it: We invite you to celebrate with us and help us take down the exhibit in real time by finding a work of art that speaks to you, purchasing it and taking possession of it immediately!
Proceeds from this exhibit helps support our local artists and the American Association of University Women (AAUW) TechTrek Summer. The AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.
For those still feeling the spirit, feel free to come in your favorite Dia de los Muertos or Halloween costume! And, bring a memento of your loved one to put on the interactive installation, The Ofrenda (Altar). This exhibit is free and open to the public of all ages. We look forward to your visit!
Key Events Within the Exhibit
- Nov 8: 630pm – 10pm Opening/ Artists Reception
- Nov 9: 1pm – 6pm Open Gallery
- Nov 9: 5pm -630pm Live Jazz Performance Featuring Bigg Daddy & Pope
- Nov 10: 1pm – 5pm Open Gallery
- Nov 10: 530pm – 630pm Poetry/Spoken Word/Music Even
Categories: *Top Pick*, Art & Museums, Dia de los Muertos