Join us for a Día de los Muertos celebration for the whole family, presented in partnership with the Mexican Museum.
Cascada de Flores presents music in celebration of life, death, and love, inspired by the troubadours of Mexico, Cuba, Puerto Rico, and beyond. With Arwen on voice, rhythm guitars, and dance, Jorge Liceaga on voice and lead guitars, Saúl Sierra-Alonso on bass and leoncita, and Kyla Danysh on violin and voice, Cascada de Flores contributes this important memorial with song, strings, zapateado, and heart.
Every week, Friday Night at the de Young offers art making to encourage everyone, of all ages, to tap into their creativity.
An artist interested in the intersections of culture and environmental issues, Viviana Paredes is fascinated with the iconic maguey (agave), its mythology, and its many uses. Found throughout the Americas, the maguey has provided the staples of life necessary for human existence for thousands of years. People throughout the Americas use its many medicinal properties, granting the plant mythical powers in myths and stories told through the ages.
The ofrenda (offering) for Monica Maduro, a Fine Arts Museums trustee and arts advocate who passed away in 2013, borrows from the Day of the Dead tradition and follows the theme of the ship La Contessa, a major Burning Man project for which Maduro served as a collaborator. In the ofrenda created by Amalia Mesa-Bains, the ship carries Maduro to the afterlife and embodies her glamour, artistry, and deep commitment to the community. It will be a collaborative offering open to friends and family as they celebrate the life of this remarkable woman.
The Mexican Museum brings its education trunks, containing objects from the museum, for visitors to view and touch.
For some reason, the Powerful One allows our departed loved ones to come back for one day each year to visit. So we throw them a party. - Alejandrina Ríos