Now in its 24th year, SOMArts’ annual Día de Los Muertos exhibition is one of the most internationally diverse Day of the Dead celebrations in the United States.
SOMArts Cultural Center
934 Brannan Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Founded by beloved curator René Yañez and continued by curators Rio Yañez and Brigette Rex this show merges traditional altars with contemporary installations.
This year the theme of the show represents a bridge between the living and the dead where we may connect to those we have lost. It is an act of honor and of love.
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 asserting the role of art as a platform for collective action. Continuing the legacy of René Yañez’s work, curator Rio Yañez welcomes co-curator Bridgétt Rex to the exhibit.
The title of this year’s exhibit, The Hummingbird’s Visit, is fluttering in symbolism. Representing a bridge between the living and the dead where we can connect to those we have lost, artists are invited to create contemporary and traditional altar installations that honor, celebrate, and mourn those whose work, vision, and brilliance have helped to shape our lives.
La Familia Brown
Lucia Grossberger Morales
Victor Mario Zaballa
Photography credit: Honoring Our Ancestors by Fighting for the Future: Día de los Muertos 2018 Unveiling, 2018. Photography courtesy of Karen Tafolla.
Calaveritas de Amor, a Dia de los Muertos themed drag show will take place October 20th.