Live from Oaxaca: Celebrating Day of the Dead (via Zoom)

Artisan Studio Visit with Wood Carver Zeny Fuentes Santiago

Cultural Anthropologist and favorite SBMA travel guide Florencio Moreno speaks about some of the traditions and unique ways Day of the Dead is celebrated in Oaxaca as he visits the home studio of wood carver Zeny Fuentes Santiago, selected as a Great Master of Mexican Folk Art by the Rockerfeller Foundation & National Bank of Mexico's Cultural Foundation. After the Q&A with the artisan, Museum Teaching Artist, Tina Villadolid shares ideas about how to create meaningful elements out of simple materials that can be added to home altars to honor loved ones who have passed.

Home altar inspiration sheet created by Museum Teaching Artist, Tina Villadolid.

For over 30 years the Museum has celebrated the Mexican tradition of Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, with music, dance, art activities and altar displays. This year, SBMA is bringing the festivities to you virtually via Zoom and live from Oaxaca for a behind the scenes glimpse of the artisans and art that are central to this deeply moving holiday.
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