Day of the Dead 2013

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© Courtesy of National Museum of Mexican Art
Day of the Dead 2013
Curated by: Dolores Mercado

1852 West 19th St.
Chicago, IL 60608
September 13th, 2013 - December 15th, 2013

Other (outside main areas)
Tues-Sun 10-5


This year marks the 100th anniversary of the death of José Guadalupe Posada (1852-1913). Our annual Day of the Dead exhibit pays homage to this prolific genius printmaker, illustrator, and caricaturist. Join us in commemorating the man who created the La Catrina (The Fancy Lady), and who is considered the most renowned Mexican popular artist. Become a part of the largest Day of the Dead celebration in the United States by joining us at the opening of the exhibit dressed up as the Fancy Lady, the Dandy, or any other of Posada’s famous characters. Altars, installations, popular art, and fine art by more than sixty Mexican artists from both sides of the border are part of this remarkable exhibition.


Homage in Talavera…to Posada’s Calavera / Homenaje enTalavera...A Posada en Calavera

Rodolfo Villena Hernández (Puebla)

Assisted by: Raúl Hernández Castillo, Angélica Serna Sotomayor, Ivette Chaires Hidalgo (Puebla)

Making a Crown of Flowers to the Deceased / Hacer la Corona de Flores a los Difuntos / Uirhimukua Tsitsikiri Untani Uarhrichani

Blanca Estela Tinoco and Museo de Artes e Industrias Populares  de Pátzcuaro (Michoacán)

Reflections of Loss: The Sandy Hook Tragedy / Reflexiones Sobre la Perdida: La Tragedia de Sandy Hook

Steinmetz High School C.P.S.

Project Director: Rossana Mark Andreu

Instructors: Jennifer Bates, Melissa Gerleve, Alex Sutphen and Molly Gleason

& Students (Chicago)

Altar for the Dead: To my Father and my Aunt / Altar de Muertos: A la Memoria de mi Padre y de mi Tía:  Perfecto García y María de los Ángeles

Alejandro García Nelo (State Of Mexico)

In Memory / En Memoria: Jorge Guillermo Álvarez

Cecilia Concepción Álvarez (Washington)

The Sandy Hurricane Altar / Altar para las Víctimas del Huracán Sandy

Scherezade García-V (Dominican Republic-New York)

Offering for the Day of the Dead in Xalitla, Guerrero / Ofrenda para el Día de los Muertos en Xalitla, Guerrero

Mariana Flores González and Audias Roldán (Guerrero-Chicago)

Installation for Families of the Mexican Circus / Instalación a las Familias del Circo Mexicano

Esperanza Gama (Chicago)


Homage to José Guadalupe Posada’s Fancy Lady and Skeletons / Homenaje a la Catrina y las Calacas de José Guadalupe Posada

Stitches of the Soul / Las Puntadas del Alma Quilting Group of the NMMA

Participants: Christina Carlos, Socorro Carlos, Daisy Carranza, Lucy Campos, Martha Domínguez-Díaz, María G. Herrera and Florinda Malacara (Chicago)