Dia de Los Muertos

The Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos) is Mexican celebration of life. It focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died. The symbol of the skeleton represents the dead playfully mimicking the living.

The Department of Hispanic Studies hosts an annual Dia De Los Muertos celebration. The program includes altars and performances by Mexican American Studies students.

Modern Mexican Celebration
Modern Mexican Celebration of the Día de los Muertos:
Tabi Rumpf, Kelsey Coonts, Jack Gallagher, Miranda Hofbauer

Virgen de Guadalupe
Virgen de Guadalupe:
Lisa Tapia, Irma Sandoval, Kacey Hilgenberg, Perla Ortega

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Children's literature and stories
Children’s Literature and Stories:
Jenna Alexander, Elizabeth Manzione, Erin Kraft, Shannon Schubert

Frida Kahlo: Celebration of life
Frida Kahlo: Celebration of life:
Cassie Cappelli, Eledora Guerra, Francisco Vargas

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Fun with Dia de los Muertos
Fun with Día de los Muertos Art: Paper-Mache, toys, pins, papel picado/paper cuts:
Amy House, Callie Hood, Izzy Denning

Low rider arts
Images: Día de los Muertos in low rider arts and other forms:
Jarrod Mora, Savannah Peters, Crystal Boyd, Brianna Rodriguez

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