November 2, 2016

 In MOA Artwork of the Week

Harry G. Taylor (b.1918), Primavera (Artist’s Proof), woodcut, 7 x 5 1/2 inches. Brigham Young University Museum of Art, 1993.

 

November 2 is considered the last day of the Dia de Muertos celebration, an annual celebration in Mexico. The three-day celebration honors and celebrates family members and friends who have passed away. Traditions for celebrating including visiting and decorating gravesites, holding family meals, lighting candles, and holding parades. Skulls are popular icons associated with this holiday.

                                                             

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