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      January 30, 2020

      Thursday   8:15 AM

      1028 South 9th Street
      Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53204

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      Cafe con Arte: Reconstructing Reality

      A Collaboration with the David Barnett Gallery Let our Managing Artistic Director, Jacobo Lovo, guide you on a gallery tour and discussion surrounding our current art exhibit! Enjoy learning more about the art, the inspiration and symbolism behind it, and the unique techniques utilized in each exhibition featured in the Latino Arts Gallery! *Event includes coffee and churros and takes place in our Latino Arts Gallery. About the Exhibit: Dia de los Muertos (the Day of the Dead), a Mexican celebration, is a day to celebrate, remember, and prepare special foods in honor of those who have departed. On this day in Mexico, the streets near the cemeteries are filled with decorations of papel picado, flowers, candy calaveras (skeletons and skulls), and parades. It is believed that the spirit of the dead visit their families on October 31 and leave on November 2. In order to celebrate, the families make altars and place ofrendas (offerings) of food such as pan de muertos baked in shapes of skulls and figures, candles, incense, yellow marigolds known as cempazuchitl (also spelled zempasuchil) and most importantly a photo of the departed soul is placed on the altar.

      Categories: Holiday | Performing Arts

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