Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a storied Latin American holiday that honors the dead with festivals and lively celebrations. Originating with the Nahua peoples of Mexico and dating back 3,000 years, the historically rich tradition integrates pre-Columbian and Catholic customs.
Viva la Vida: Celebrating 35 Years of Mexic-Arte Museum’s Día de los Muertos is an exhibition presenting the Museum’s 35 year quest to educate the public about the Day of the Dead’s significance. Through the presentation of art, ofrendas, and archival materials from the past 35 years, the exhibition highlights Mexic-Arte Museum’s impact on the Austin community.
The exhibition not only represents a historical survey of the Museum’s efforts to bring Dia de los Muertos to Austin, but serves as a testament to the holiday’s unique character in the region.
Monday – Thursday 10 am – 6 pm
Friday – Saturday 10 am – 5 pm
Sunday Noon – 5 pm
419 Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78701