Please join Muertos y Marigolds in conjunction with the Gutiérrez Hubbell House for our community ofrenda exhibit opening. Community organizations and schools will created community ofrendas that will be featured at Gutiérrez Hubbell House from October 7th – November 12th.
ー Ofrendas Comunitarias: Muertos y Marigolds opens Friday, Oct. 7 at 5pm at Gutiérrez Hubbell House History & Cultural Center. The exhibit will bring over a dozen artists, community members, local organizations, and schools to remember our dead and share in mourning and celebration of our community and loved ones through the creation of altars, a central part of the celebration of Day of the Dead.
The exhibit features altars honoring different people and causes important to South Valley residents and organized around the Muertos y Marigolds 2022 theme of “¡Escucha! ¡La Lucha No Es Mañana!” “What is Your Fight??”
The exhibit runs Friday, Oct. 7 – Saturday, Nov. 12, 2022 and is on display during museum open hours of 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Thursday – Saturday.
Altars feature traditional elements of the offerings made on Día de los Muertos, a tradition originating in Indigenous communities of central Mexico, which then spread and became an important Mexican observance, through the country and diaspora.
Today, Día de los Muertos is celebrated widely across Mexico, Central America, and in diasporic and descendent communities worldwide, on November 1-2. Altars include objects such as framed photos, cempasúchil or marigold flowers, sugar skulls, water, candles, offerings of favorite foods and beverages, incense, papel picado, and special treats like pan de muertos. Each element brings both symbolic and personal significance.
This exhibit was conceived with and co-curated with the Muertos y Marigolds South Valley Dia de los Muertos Celebration committee.