Sculptures of Oaxacan alebrijes, envisioned as guardians of the nation’s immigrant community, and catrinas, Day of the Dead skeletons, are now at Rockefeller Center.
Day of the Dead
Now at Your Local US Post Office, Day of the Dead Stamps
Minneapolis-based Chicano artist Luis Fitch designed the stamps, which were released ahead of the upcoming holiday.
The Beautiful Ofrendas That Blossomed on Day of the Dead
Multimedia journalist Lexis-Olivier Ray drove around on Election Day and the day after, documenting ofrendas and memorials on 35mm film, while reflecting on a difficult year.
This Día de Los Muertos, Help Create a Beautiful Altar to the Dead
The Social Public Art Resource Center is inviting the public to send photos of their loved ones to be included in an altar and virtual “Calling of the Spirits” ritual.
An Artist’s Ofrenda Celebrates the Day of the Dead at Green-Wood Cemetery
Last weekend, visitors to the Green-Wood Cemetery celebrated the dead with an altar for Dia de Muertos.
A 1792 Mexican Novel Shows Early Day of the Dead Iconography
Engravings by Francisco Agüera Bustamante in The Astounding Life of Death show the bony figure in a variety of roles, from a baby to a king.
A Memorial to Mexico’s Murdered 43
Like many, Nevada-based artist Javier Sanchez was shaken by the disappearance and state-sanctioned murder of the 43 Mexican students this fall.
“Dia de los Muertos” Meets Fast Food America
In the world of fast food art, there are Spanish-speaking Chihuahuas, bespectacled southern gentlemen, and hamburger-dealing clowns. Now, there’s a new and unlikely emblem of American gastronomy: a skeleton.