The annual Dia de los Muertos exhibition at the Ontario Museum of History and Art will run from September 30 to November 7 and celebrate the “Mujeres Valientes” or “brave women” of the community.
Dia de los Muertos – Day of the Dead – is a holiday that began in Mexico to remember and honor friends and family members who have died.
The museum will feature a range of events centered around the strength and courage of women in the community and will display artwork inspired by the women who have inspired their lives.
The exhibition opens on 30 September, but a reception from 3 pm on 2 October will formally launch the events. At the reception, visitors can take a tour, make crafts, grab some food, enjoy live music, and meet the artists behind the artworks.
There will be a virtual artist talk, interaction with some of the artists featured in the exhibition on October 21 from 6 to 7:30 pm. The discussion will focus on the artistic process, cultural identity and respect for the important women in everyone’s life, according to a news release. For information on joining the conversation, call 909-395-2510 or visit oma1996.com.
A personal tour of the “Mujeres Valientes” exhibition organized by museum staff will be offered on October 30th at 1-3pm. Museum staff will share the history behind how the exhibition came alive and the festival.
There is no charge for any events or for visiting the museum, which is open Thursday through Sunday at 4 p.m.
The museum is at 225 S. Euclid Avenue, Ontario.
For details visit oma1996.com or call 909-395-2510.