The Tree of Life and Death: Días de los Muertos 2013

Event has passed (Wed Oct 9, 2013 - Sun Dec 8, 2013)
Oakland Museum of California
11am - 5pm, till 9pm on Fri
Museums, Art, Cultural Museum
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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 will 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.


  1. Oakland Museum of California 1000 Oak Street, Oakland, CA