Walker’s Point Center for the Arts 27th Annual Día de los Muertos Exhibition: Mictlán
October 18 – November 16, 2019. Opening reception: Friday, October 18, 5:00–9:00pm
Milwaukee, WI – WPCA is proud to host the longest running celebration of Día de los Muertos in Milwaukee. It is a celebration of life, rich indigenous traditions, and of Mexican culture. For this year’s celebration we worked in partnership with Mexico’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs to bring Mictlán, an international body of work from ARMO Arte Mujer Oaxaca, a collective of 18 women artists that explores the themes of death and the ephemeral and fragile sense of our existence. Curated by ARMO member Karla Wong, this collection highlights Día de Los Muertos, Oaxacan artists and serves as a tribute to the great artists from Oaxaca—including maestros Rufino Tamayo and Francisco Toledo—which have tackled the themes of death in their works. Altares (altars/offerings) created by local community
groups and members will also be on display.
Exhibiting artists in ARMO include Adriana Navarro, Concepción Cisneros, Cristina Mariana García, Esther León, Haydee Nucamendi, Ines Lara, Josefina Mahla, Judith Ruiz, Karla Wong, Karmen Arvizu, Lucero González, Miriam Ladrón de Guevara, Paola Capón, Paula Rebolledo, Paulina Rizzo, Pita Wild, Rosalba Bustamante, and Salime Guró.
Opening reception will include a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 6:00pm with Julian Adem Díaz de León, Consul of the Mexican Consulate of Milwaukee. This celebration will feature traditional food and beverages, local vendors, a folkloric dance performance by Instituto Cultural de Danza, and food trucks in coordination with MKE Latinx Advocates.
For more information, visit: http://wpca-milwaukee.org/
Walker’s Point Center for the Arts
For more than 30 years, Walker’s Point Center for the Arts has been a cultural staple of the Walker’s Point neighborhood and a powerful advocate for underrepresented artists in Milwaukee and beyond. As one of the city’s oldest and most beloved community art spaces, WPCA is renowned for providing high-caliber, accessible arts experiences for all — from bold exhibitions to youth arts programs. Like the neighborhood around it, WPCA is now entering a new phase of growth, one in which we believe the arts
play an essential role in shaping responsible redevelopment and a shared, equitable vision for the future.
ARMO Arte Mujer Oaxaca is a group of 18 women artists and creators that aim to increase awareness of Oaxacan art and artists to the world.