A Celebration of Souls: Day of the Dead in Southern Mexico
Each November 1 and 2, families in villages across Mexico gather to welcome home the visiting spirits of departed relatives on the Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead).
Families prepare for the celebration weeks in advance by planning lively reunions, decorating burial plots, and preparing special foods. Participants honor the deceased with home altars that include skeleton models, elaborate wreaths and crosses, votive lights, and fresh seasonal flowers.
This exhibition was developed by The Field Museum in collaboration with Mars, Incorporated.
At least 100 linear ft. (30 m.); light levels adjustable to 5 - 10 foot candles; gallery attendant or circulating guard required
26 framed color photographs, 12 content panels, 1 title panel, 26 labels on disk
All text in English and Spanish; language may be converted by international host venues
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