Austin Opera’s Live from Indy Terrace broadcast continues Friday, October 2 from 3:00-3:30 p.m. Central Time with the fourth of six episodes celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month! Make plans to join us and let’s watch together: live streams will be launched from our Facebook channel, on our YouTube page, and on our Vimeo channel.
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If you are not available for the live broadcast, no worries! After its initial airing, each complete recital can be accessed on-demand on our Inside Indy Terrace webpage.
Details on this week’s program:
Episode 21, National Hispanic Heritage Week Four: We’re on location! Join us for a private tour of the vibrant and symbolic 37th Annual Dia de los Muertos exhibition at Austin’s Mexic-Arte Museum, led by Dr. George Vargas, Curator Of Exhibitions and Director Of Programs.
More on our this week’s Special Episode:
The Mexic-Arte Museum presents The 37th Annual Day of the Dead Exhibition in honor of the Mexican holiday the Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos) observed between October 31 and November 2 each year.
Celebrated by Mexicans, Mexican-Americans, as well as others in Latin America, Día de los Muertos is an important religious and cultural event that synthesizes pre-Columbian traditions with Catholic Church practices. Originating in ancient Mexico, the annual celebration is increasingly observed in the United States as part of contemporary American popular culture. Day of the Dead blends indigenous religious and cultural rituals with customs surrounding Catholic holy days of All Hallows Eve (All Saints Evening, October 31), All Saints Day (prayers are said to saints and martyrs, November 1), and All Souls Day (prayers and offerings to deceased relatives and friends, November 2).
During this yearly event, cemeteries are cleaned and home and public altars or ofrendas (offerings) are built both to honor the dead and to attract them with objects once favored during their lives: food, drink, candles, incense, marigold flowers, and more.
This year, the Mexic-Arte Museum Day of the Dead exhibition features Community Altars and a special showing of Day of the Dead artwork from the Juan Antonio Sandoval Jr. Collection. Mexic-Arte Museum also presents a special tribute to the 100th Anniversary of the death of President Venustiano Carranza with artwork from their permanent collection.
Read more about the exhibition on the Mexic-Arte website, https://mexic-artemuseum.org/