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29th Annual Day of the Dead Exhibition: The Bones of Our Ancestors

Fri October 16th, 2015
2nd floor galleries • $2
Tues to Sat from 10am to 5pm
Runs through November 20, 2015

“The Bones of Our Ancestors: Endurance and Survival Beyond Serra’s Missions” reinterprets the theme of Dia de Los Muertos to memorialize the endurance and survival of Indigenous Peoples and protest the recent canonization of Junipero Serra by Pope Francis of the Catholic Church.

Curators Celia Herrera Rodriguez (artist) and Theresa Harlan have selected 15 artists to create bold works to present an indigenous (i.e., Native American) response to the aftermath of Serra’s mission building and to call attention to the continued persistence of indigenous peoples across the Americas. The exhibition spans photography, installations, animation, painting, prints, and a mural.

Artists: Dugan Aguilar, Jesús Barraza, Melanie Cervantes, Juan Fuentes, Tricia Jameson-Rainwater, Jean LaMarr, John J. Leaños, L. Frank Manriquez, Cherrie L. Moraga, Celia Herrera Rodriguez, Jessica Sabogal, Kanyon Sayers-Roods, Alicia Bernal Siu, Hulleah Tsinhnahjinnie, and Fan Warren.

Also, MCCLA is proud to announce that in honor of Day of the Dead we will screen the trailer for the documentary Searching for Posada–ART and Revolutions, by award-winning director Victor Mancilla, plus two short clips from the director’s new Dia de los Muertos film currently in production.

The full film, Searching for Posada: ART and Revolutions will screen on Friday November 20. Director, Victor Mancilla and film producers Jim Nikas and Maryanne Brady are scheduled to appear for Questions and Answers at the November 20 screening.

Day of the Dead Events

Day of the Dead Tours (by appointment) 10/20 – 11/18

10th Annual Mole Contest
Wednesday November 18th in the Gallery
$10 General Admission • $7 plate of food

Searching for Posada: Art and Revolutions(s)
Friday November 20th
Film Presentation with Q&A • $10

Description of the Movie: Art and Revolution(s) is the untold story of Posada shot on location in Mexico. For the first time the fascinating story of Mexico’s famed artist¬printer Jose Guadalupe Posada is revealed. From his work over 100 years ago springs an unbelievable sphere of influence and inspiration touching and connecting events like the Mexican Revolution, artists fighting the Nazis and Fascism, Lucha Libre, the Cuban Revolution, the Grateful Dead, Day of the Dead, Chicana/o art and the images of today’s social movements. Directed by Victor Mancilla, Executive Producers Jim NIkas & Maryanne Brady

“Los huesos de nuestros antepasados”
La resistencia y supervivencia más allá de las Misiones de Serra

Galería principal, 2do piso MCCLA
De martes a sábado • 10am – 5pm • $2
16 de Octubre – 20 de noviembre, 2015

Esta exposición reinterpreta el tema del Día de los Muertos en memoria de la resistencia y la supervivencia de los pueblos indígenas y protesta por la reciente canonización de Junípero Serra por el Papa Francisco de la Iglesia Católica. Curadores Celia Herrera Rodríguez (artista) y Theresa Harlan han seleccionado 15 artistas para crear obras audaces para presentar un indígena (es decir, nativos americanos) como respuesta a las consecuencias de la construcción de la misión de Serra y llamar la atención sobre la persistencia continuada de los pueblos indígenas en las Américas . La exposición abarca la fotografía, instalaciones, animación, pintura, grabados, y un mural.

Artistas: Dugan Aguilar, Jesús Barraza, Melanie Cervantes, Juan Fuentes, Tricia Jameson-Rainwater, Jean LaMarr, John J. Leaños, L. Frank Manriquez, Cherrie L. Moraga, Celia Herrera Rodriguez, Jessica Sabogal, Kanyon Sayers-Roods, Alicia Bernal Siu, Hulleah Tsinhnahjinnie, y Fan Warren.

Inauguración: 2 de Noviembre
6pm – 11pm • $ 10

Se proporcionará chocolate caliente gratuito y pan de muerto.

  • October 16
  • 12:00 am - 12:00 am
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