VPAM & ELAC to Host 16th Annual Día de Los Muertos Altar ExhibitPosted: Oct/31/2019 10:37 AM
Monterey Park, CA – The Vincent Price Art Museum (VPAM) and East Los Angeles College’s (ELAC) Chicano Studies department are hosting its 16th annual Día de Los Muertos Altar Exhibit opening celebration Saturday November 2 from 10:00am to 1:00pm at the Vincent Price Art Museum on the ELAC campus.
The altars will be displayed in the museum’s Community Gallery until December 6 and were created by students enrolled in Chicano Studies 54: Mexican American in the Arts in American Culture. In this course, students participated in a curriculum emphasizing independent research, group participation and the creative process. Themes presented in the altars were drawn from selected course-related topics, which reflect various aspects of Mexican and Chicana/o culture from the pre-Cuauhtemoc period well into the present.
The altars honor the lives of legendary chicana/os in the Arts and students collaborated with family members of these impactful chicana/os to add pictures, mementos, and personal touches.
Below are all the altars that will be displayed.
- Lupe Ontiveros
- Lalo Guerrero
- Selena Quintanilla
- José Montoya
- Gilbert “Magu” Luján
- Carlos Almaraz
- Annette Cardona
- Anthony Quinn
- Ritchie Valens
ELAC’s The Chicana/o Studies Department at East Los Angeles College offers a wide variety of courses regarding the Chicano, Latino and Central American experience in the United States. To Learn more about the department visit their webpage at http://www.elac.edu/Academics/Departments/Chicana-o-Studies or like them on facebook @chicana.ostudies.elac