The Tree of Life and Death: Días de los Muertos 2013
October 9–December 15, 2013

By popular demand, this exhibition will now run through December 15, 2013!

The Mesoamerican tradition of Días de los Muertos, celebrated between October 31 and November 2, is associated with iconic elements—sugar skulls, marigolds, colorful ofrendas—arranged or created to honor deceased loved ones. This fall, OMCA presents its 19th annual Días de los Muertos exhibition, The Tree of Life and Death: Días de los Muertos 2013, guest curated by renowned muralist Eduardo Pineda, and project managed by Senior Experience Developer Evenlyn Orantes. Housed in the transformed Gallery of California Natural Sciences, installations by guest artists fuse the themes of life, death, and mourning with ecology, focusing on topics including indigenous knowledge, empathy, habitat and species loss, and accountability for preventing such losses through conservation and action.

OMCA's 19th Annual Community Celebration for the Days of the Dead is on Sunday, October 27, 2013.
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The Tree of Life and Death: Días de los Muertos 2013 is made possible in part by generous support from Kaiser Permanente and the Oakland Museum Women’s Board. OMCA Family is made possible in part by Chevron and the Institute of Library and Museum Services.

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