Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas
detail: Day of the Dead by Manuel Alvarez Bravo

La Calavera Catrina: Women’s Imagery & Day of the Dead

October 26 - December 21, 2012 | Watkins Community Museum of History

This exhibition features objects from the Spencer Museum of Art’s collection and is organized by the Watkins Community Museum of History.

La Calavera Catrina: Women’s Imagery and Day of the Dead examines the art and images of women who celebrate the Latin American traditions of Día de los Muertos. Featuring a variety of hand-crafted objects on loan from the Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas, this exhibition traces the representation and role of women in Día de los Muertos commemorations. Community members will be invited to add an ofrenda, a tribute to a loved one, to the museum’s community altar. Open October 26, 2012- December 21, 2012.

Watkins Community Museum of History Hours:
Tues, Wed, Fri, Sat 10 AM – 4 PM
Thursday 10 AM – 8 PM
Closed Sunday and Monday


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10.26.12
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Activity: Final Friday: Day of the Dead
6:00 – 8:00 PM / Watkins Museum of History
Watkins Community Museum of History and the Spencer Museum of Art invite you to celebrate "Dia de los Muertos" (Day of the Dead). Visit Watkins during Final Fridays for the exhibition La Calavera Catrina: Women’s Imagery and Day of the Dead, explore the community altar installation, and enjoy hands-on activities for the whole family.

Sponsored By: Spencer Museum of Art, Watkins Community Museum of History