Main Gallery


August 24 – November 5, 2023

The celebration of El Día de los Muertos is a joyful occasion of remembrance, involving feasts and festivities through which death is recognized as a part of the natural process of living. Contemporary celebrations of this holiday bear both ancient traditions and a modern flair and have become a rich part of Tucson’s cultural heritage. Tohono Chul’s biennial exhibition celebrates the creative ways artists honor and enliven this deeply meaningful holiday through artistic expressions of personal and universal significance.

Día de los Muertos was curated by Tohono Chul Exhibits Staff and Guest Curator, Sandy Villegas.

Exhibiting Artists: Vivian Alvarez, Carolee Asia, Gilat Ben-Dor, Anika Brown, James Burton, Alexandra Catalina, Dan Chavez, Robin Chlad, Jessica Contreras, Quetzally Coronado, Ann Dahlgren, Royce Davenport, Kathleen Genz, Annie Gordon, David Griffin, Genevieve Guadalupe, Kelly R. Hale, Kitty Hanson, Kristin Harvey, Cat Hill, Ann Marie Hoff, Dawn Hollins, Michael Hyatt, Stu Jenks, Chuck LaVoie, Pat Manion, Gloria Martinez, Melanie McPherson, Malu Nicolette, Don Norris, George M. Perez, Lyle Rayfield, Judith Rockey, Elisa Salgado, Amber Schneider, Rachel Slick, Tracey Smith, Samirah Steinmeyer, Jennifer Suhm, Gary Sullivan, Lisa Swanson, Ruben Urrea Moreno, Sandy Villegas, Karen J. Wright, and Dennis Wunsch

Image: clockwise from upper left (details): Elisa Salgado, Kristin Harvey, Chuck LaVoie, Karen Wright

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