21st annual Días de los Muertos (Days of the Dead) exhibition
Rituals + Remembrance explores how Latin American, Filipino, Hawaiian, Japanese, Chinese and other communities view death, memory, and healing.
Days of the Dead Community Celebration
Sunday, October 25, 11 am–4:30 pm
Llegada a las 10 AM
Ceremonial Walk-Through 11:00 AM
Private Blessing Ceremony 11:30 AM
Opening Ceremony 12-12:30
Ceremonial Dances 1:00 PM
Ceremonial Dances 1:30 PM
The exhibition includes new and existing work by artists Nancy Hom, Lilli Lanier, Yvonne Escalante, Charles Valoroso, Bryan Keith Thomas, Safety First ©, Paco Garcia, Melanie Cervantes, and Jesus Barraza, as well as installations created by MetWest High School, Sankofa Academy, and the Alameda County Public Health Department.
The popular annual community celebration will feature main stage performances ranging from contemporary popular music to folkloric dance, Mariachi to Aztec dance. An artisanal mercado will highlight the OMCA Store and local vendors featuring traditional and contemporary apparel, craft, artwork, and food. A selection of festive food highlighting the Bay Area’s diversity of cuisines will be avaiable for purchase from Off the Grid, and Bike East Bay will provide a bike valet service.
Rituals + Remembrance is made possible in part by generous support from the Oakland Museum Women’s Board.