Start: October 9th, End: November 5th.
SOMArts Cultural Center
934 Brannan Street
San Francisco, CA 94103.
3:00–5:00 PM, 5:30–7:30 PM
Please note that the gallery will be closed to the public between 5:00–5:30 PM for maintenance
12:00–2:00 PM, 2:30–5:00 PM
Please note that the gallery will be closed to the public between 2:00–2:30 PM for maintenance.
Gallery hours for Saturday, October 30 will be:
3:30-5:30 PM, 6:00-8:30 PM
Please note that the gallery will be closed to the public between 5:30–6:00 PM for maintenance
Now in its 22nd year, SOMArts’ annual Día de Los Muertos exhibition is one of the most internationally diverse Day of the Dead celebrations in the United States. Founded by beloved San Francisco artist and curator René Yañez, Día de Los Muertos at SOMArts merges traditional altars with contemporary installations, continuing to be a multigenerational gathering of remembrance while affirming the importance of arts & culture in shaping our worlds.
Curated by Rio Yanez and Carolina Quintanilla, Dreams Emerging, Beyond Resilience: Dia de Los Muertos 2021 can be viewed in person Saturday, October 9–Friday, November 5 with the Virtual Gallery launching Saturday, October 9.
Artists honor how grieving rituals have shifted in response to the global pandemic.
The exhibition reflects on how the past year has transformed our visions of connection, freedom, and healing. After a year of collective isolation and survival, what are we longing for? What becomes possible when we are able to imagine futures beyond resilience?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Dreams Emerging, Beyond Resilience: Día de Los Muertos 2021 is dedicated to Yolanda López, Elizabeth ‘Betita’ Martinez, Moira Roth, Ronnie Goodman, and Betty Segal 🌹
Paola de la Calle
The Society of the Smokey Mirror
Victor Mario Zaballa
- 2017 image; click to enlarge.