Every year on 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). Encounter the colorful traditions of this luminous holiday with engaging panels in English and Spanish and stunning color photographs that capture Day of the Dead celebrations in and around Oaxaca, Mexico. A Celebration of Souls focuses on the lives of villagers as they prepare centuries-old recipes, scatter marigolds to guide the dead home, and celebrate this annual event.
This exhibition was developed by The Field Museum in collaboration with Mars, Incorporated.
Museum hours: Tue-Sat 10am-5pm; Sun 1-5pm; closed Mondays