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“Dia de Los Muertos” Community Art Exhibition Opens at South Broadway Cultural Center

Community encouraged to pay homage to late loved ones during Mexican tradition.
October 30, 2023

The Albuquerque Public Art Program is hosting the annual Dia de Los Muertos celebration at the South Broadway Cultural Center, marking the center’s 29th year of involvement in the community tradition. The event promises to be a vibrant and moving tribute to the Mexican cultural holiday, featuring a remarkable art exhibition, the placing of “ofrendas” or offerings, and an opportunity for the community to honor their lost loved ones.

Opening night is on Thursday, Nov. 2, with an artist reception from 5 to 8 p.m. A second reception is scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 5 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The exhibition in the gallery and both receptions are free and open to the public.

Since 1994, the South Broadway Cultural Center has been a focal point for the community's Dia de Los Muertos celebrations. This year's event promises to be an extraordinary experience, blending traditional elements with contemporary art and community participation. The heart of the exhibition will feature 13 ofrendas and a community altar where the public can place photographs of their lost loved ones. Beyond the ofrendas, the event will also showcase the creative talents of 30 local artists who will exhibit their unique works. These artists will bring their own interpretations of Dia de Los Muertos to life through a variety of mediums.

South Broadway Cultural Center gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.