The Dia de Los Muertos, Day of the Dead, is a Mexican holiday that can be traced back hundreds of years. It brings family and friends together to pray for and remember loved ones who have passed away. Taking place from Oct. 31 to Nov. 2, this holiday is marked with rich and artistic traditions, such as decorating graves and sugar skulls, and dining on elaborate family feasts.
To celebrate the tradition, the Arizona Historical Society is hosting an exhibition, Thread of Life: A Contemporary Day of the Dead Exhibit, through Jan. 11, 2015. Curated by Marco Albarran of the Calaca Culture Center, 10 artists will showcase a mix of mediums that tell the Day of the Dead story, including dresses, costumes, collages and sculptures.
The exhibit kicks off with a party on Oct. 10 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Arizona Historical Society Museum at Papago Park, located at 1300 N. College Avenue in Tempe. For more information call (480) 929-0292 or email AHStempe@azhs.gov.