The exhibition closing event, Thursday, November 9, 6–9pm, $7–10 sliding scale admission, is the last opportunity to view and interact with the altars.
If you’ve ever been to SOMArts’ Day of the Dead exhibition, chances are good that you’ve met beloved artist and curator Rene Yanez. Check out this video to learn more about René’s history as a curator.
The evening features a Día de los Muertos inspired artist market and live performances by San Francisco band Candelaria, led by lead singer Liliana Herrera, and inspiring performance by dance collective Rising Rhythm Project. Advance tickets are strongly encouraged.
Merging traditional Mexican altars with contemporary art installations, the exhibition presents a superabundant array of perspectives remembering, honoring, and celebrating the dead. Inspired by cherished relationships, current events, and personal and collective histories, more than 25 altars by over 50 participating Día de los Muertos artists build a dense environment of creativity that creates space for meaningful reflection and community engagement.
Adriana M. Garcia
Aja Archuleta & Heather Clark
Alexandra Blum, Cecile Robles-Blum & Calixto Robles
Alicia Cruz Hunt
Ana Rivero Rossi
Beth Benson & Brandy McDaniel
Brenda Rasmussen & Luna Olcott
Candi Farlice & Ann Schnake
Carla Caletti & Nikki Pratchios
chicXicana & Adelgadoart presents
Collective in honor of Luís Góngora Pat
Dean MacCannell & Juliet Flower MacCannell
Elizabeth Addison assisted by Mague Calanche
Emma Brown y Mara Lea Brown
Francis Li & Mark Hellar
Josephine Torio, Kate Rosenberg, Denise Sullivan & Chloe Villegas
Jsun Adrian McCarthy, Linda Trunzo, Rosario Sotelo, Michael Daddona, Gera Lozano, Werc Alvarez, and Jeremiah Jenkins
Kathleen McDonald + Carmina Eliason
Katynka Martinez & Mia Gonzalez
Lia Tealdi, John Latham & Alice Latham
Melorra Green & Karen Seneferu
Michael Roman courtesy of Mike Dingle
Nick Gomez and Johnny Gonzalez
Robin Henderson & Jos Sances
Shizue Seigel & Ben Pease
Staff of the San Francisco Arts Commission & Grants for the Arts
Susana Aragón R
Veronica A. Rueda
Victor-Mario Zaballa & Las Calacas Atómicas
We are all Janet.