Celebrate the 25th anniversary of OMCA's beloved El Día de los Muertos celebration with an exhibition inspired by the Chicano activists who introduced Día de los Muertos traditions to the United States in the 1970s. ¡El Movimiento Vivo! Chicano Roots of El Día de los Muertos will honor and explore the lesser-known origins of Day of the Dead, and the ways these traditions continue to inspire social and political change today.
This exhibition carries the spirit of El Día de los Muertos into the new year with an exploration of this cultural holiday’s Oaxacan origins and traditions, as well as the story of how Chicano/a/x activists introduced this heritage to the United States in the 1970s. A number of colorful ofrendas by contemporary artists are on view, as well as historical objects and documentation.