Dia de los Muertos: Interactive Altars to Artists

October 6 - 30

Thursdays, 5 – 7 pm
Saturdays & Sundays, 11 am – 5 pm

Joan Brown, Gypsy Nativity, 1960. Oil on canvas. SBMA, Museum Purchase with funds provided by the Challenge Fund, 20th Century Art Quasi Endowment Fund, and Judith Little David Alfaro Siqueiros

As an expansion of the Museum’s Dia de los Muertos Free Family Day on October 23, this Family Resource Center installation honors the lives and works of three artists in the Museum’s collection with interactive altars and art activities.

The family-friendly projects include portrait collages reimagining the innovative and playful photographs of Man Ray, “cats and dogs” triptychs inspired by the painter Joan Brown’s special fascination with and inclusion of family pets in her paintings, and pop-up altar boxes using details of David Alfaro Siqueiros’ murals, paintings, and drawings.

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