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National Parks Store: Laughing Skulls and Dancing Skeletons


Join us and learn more about the traditions and the artwork that infuse the Day of the Dead with vibrant energy.

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Laughing skulls. Dancing skeletons. What do they mean? The Day of the Dead festivities, practiced in Mexico and other Latin American countries, continue to inspire artists to create works of art that express the essence of the holiday. Laughing skulls and dancing skeletons are some of the most iconic and vivid images associated with the Day of the Dead. Local markets, community events, and decorated cemeteries showcase the creative energy of the people.   Many contemporary artists use their preferred media to create finely crafted objects, sought after by museums and private collectors. Join us and learn more about the traditions and the artwork that infuse the Day of the Dead with vibrant energy.

Stevie Mack is regarded as a leading authority of the Day of the Dead.  In 2011 her first book, Day of the Dead, written in collaboration with Kitty Williams, was published by Gibbs Smith. Due to a very enthusiastic response, their second title, Day of the Dead Folk Art was released in 2015.

Presentation at 12 PM only.



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Event Tags: art, culture, Day of the Dead, free, history, Mexico, traditional, Tucson

Date:
Wednesday, October 12
Time:
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Place:
The National Parks Store
12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.
Tucson, AZ 85755 United States
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Contact:
520-622-6014
Cost:
Free
To reserve seats, please call 520-622-6014 during business hours, beginning one week prior to the event.

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