2016 Día de los Muertos Exhibit Opening Day: 25+ Altars & 50+ Artists
Now in its 17th year, the annual Day of the Dead exhibition at SOMArts Cultural Center, October 7–November 5, 2016, merges traditional Mexican altars with contemporary art installations to present a visually stimulating 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 makes way for meaningful reflection.
Chosen by father and son curators René & Rio Yañez, this year’s theme, A Promise Not to Forget is a call to remember our ancestors and honor especially those whose lives have been unnecessarily lost due to violence.
A Promise Not to Forget
17th Annual Dia de los Muertos Exhibition
Exhibit: Friday, October 7–Saturday, November 5, 2016
SOMArts, 934 Brannan (between 8th and 9th)
A Promise Not to Forget will honor the victims of the tragedy at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando with several altars and interactive installations. Paying tribute to the queer, Latinx victims of violence at Pulse, A Promise Not to Forget will invite audience members to reflect on the possibility of a future without violence.