Venue – Longmont Museum, 400 Quail Road Longmont, CO 80501
Event date – Thursday, October 10
Event time – 6 – 8 pm
Cost - Free
Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a time to honor and celebrate deceased loved ones. Join the Longmont Museum for the Day of the Dead opening reception where you’ll be the first to see an exploration of the iconic female figure known as La Catrina created by artist Ricardo Soltero. One of Día de los Muertos’ most recognizable icons, La Catrina was born out of Mexican social satire depicting the upper classes and is still seen today in celebration of the holiday. Experience this rich history and iconography through these colorful calaca (skeleton) sculptures.
Altars for the dead created by community members are also a central part of the exhibition.
The opening includes a complimentary deluxe nacho bar courtesy of Cyclhops Mexican Cantina and a cash bar. Learn more at www.longmontmuseum.org or call 303-651-8374.