Popular Iowa Museum Invites You To Celebrate, Honor, & Remember
Many people in our community remember, honor, and celebrate loved ones who have passed away during Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead).
Dia de los Muertos falls every year on November 2nd but starting this weekend, people in our community can see a new exhibition at a popular Iowa art museum right here in our community.
Figge Art Museum's Day of the Dead: Remember, Honor, Celebrate Exhibit
This year, the Figge Art Museum invites all art enthusiasts and cultural explorers to immerse themselves in the vibrant world of Dia de los Muertos through the Figge’s exhibition: Day of the Dead: Remember, Honor, Celebrate.
For thousands of years, the traditional Mexican holiday of Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) has captivated hearts and minds with its rich cultural significance. The Figge's new exhibition will be available for viewing beginning Saturday, September 16.
The exhibition delves into what makes the Day of the Dead so special and how the holiday has taken on more meaning and proportions in the United States and beyond. You can learn about how we as humans celebrate and remember the lives of our lost loved ones through the collective traditions, artmaking, and storytelling that are integral parts of Dia de los Muertos.
What To Expect At The Figge's New Exhibition
Visitors to the Figge can expect a diverse experience that includes a mobile audio tour, in-gallery activities, a traditional altar, and captivating Catrinas. Bilingual didactics in both English and Spanish make the exhibition educational and engaging for all who visit.
The exhibition will also feature several handmade works by Victor Granados, Martha Yesenia Granados, and their family members, including a newly crafted altar-piece. Also new to the exhibition this year is a series of Nicho boxes created by Rock Island High School students enrolled in the Figge’s Big Picture Immersive Outreach Program.
A Special Tribute At The Figge In The Spirit of Dia de los Muertos
As a special tribute to the spirit of Dia de los Muertos, the Figge Art Museum invites individuals to share cherished memories and photos of their loved ones who have passed away. To participate, please email the information to Figgeprograms@gmail.com.
These heartfelt contributions will be incorporated into the exhibition, adding a personal and touching dimension to the celebration.
Figge's Annual Free Family Fiesta
Make sure you save the date for the Figge’s annual FREE Family Fiesta on October 15 from 12-3 p.m. which will include a variety of art activities, music, dance, food, and community.
A full schedule of events for the fiesta can be found at www.figgeartmuseum.org.
Day of the Dead: Remember, Honor, Celebrate will be on view through December 3, 2023.