Now in its 15th year, the Day of the Dead exhibition at SOMArts Cultural Center offers a visually dense and stimulating environment of elaborate, traditional altars and multi-dimensional art installations where creativity leads the way to meaningful reflection. Inspired by cherished relationships, current events, and a breadth of cultural traditions, Bay Area artists utilize multifaceted, contemporary creative practices in Visions at Twilight: Día de los Muertos 2014.
The exhibition closing event, Saturday, November 8, 6pm to 9pm, is the last opportunity to view and interact with the altars. The event features live music by Las Bomberas de la Bahia and The Jorge Molina Spontaneous Combustion Opera, interactive installations and a Día de los Muertos-inspired artist market. Advanced tickets are encouraged. Click here to purchase tickets.
The exhibition can also be visited with free admission outside of events, during the following gallery hours: Tuesday–Friday, 12–7pm, Saturday 11am–5pm, Sunday, 11am–3pm.
Chosen by father and son curators René and Rio Yañez, the theme “Visions at Twilight” is evocative of the loss of culture and people being felt in the Bay Area now. This year the exhibition is dedicated to celebrated literary artists and activists Maya Angelou and Gabriel Garcia-Marquez, musician and radio DJ Chata Gutierrez, and to musician and performer Holly Schneider, founder of Studio Grand, a nonprofit arts center in Oakland. Click here to read more about the exhibition.
Photos: Las Bomberas pictured, photo by J. Astra Brinkmann; photo of the opening for Visions at Twilight by Jeremy Moffett, Howie Katz’ art at center