Thursday, December 15, 2016
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Admission is free!
The Mexican Museum announces the grand opening of the new exhibition, Fascination with Fauna: The Portrayal of Animals in Pre-Hispanic Art (Fascinación con la Fauna: Representación de Animales en el Arte Pre-Hispanico). Featuring art from the museum’s renowned Pre-Hispanic collection, the exhibition will communicate the significance of animals in nature, religion, society, and art to three cultures from early Mexico (the Nayarit, Colima, and Zapotec), Central America, and Peru.
Gallery hours will resume on Friday, December 16th: Thursday to Sunday, 12:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 10, 2016
12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
The Mexican Museum kicks-off its Annual Holiday Mercado at La Tienda (the museum’s store), featuring a one day special holiday savings of 10% off for all guests (while members can enjoy a 30% off discount!), FREE gift wrapping for all items purchased, and exclusive items on Saturday, Dec. 10 from noon to 4 p.m.
La Tienda will feature items from Mexico and Central America, as well as from local artisans and vendors, including Casa Q, Latina Designs, Mexico By Hand, and folk-art collector, Barry Vilkin. Ranging from simple to extravagant, the perfect gifts for your friends and family can be found right here at The Mexican Museum! There will also be delicious, traditional Mexican food for all guests to enjoy, along with Virgin of Guadalupe art activities for children to participate in while their parents do some shopping!
Sunday, October 30, 2016
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Fruitvale Village, Oakland
The theme of this year’s festival is “Nuestras Raices: El Poder de la Comunidad.” Now in its 21st year, The Unity Council Día de los Muertos Festival is a free, outdoor festival that brings over 60,000 people to the vibrant, culturally-rich Fruitvale neighborhood to enjoy world-class live music, family friendly games, rides and activities, traditional Latin American artisans, and the stunning altar artistic installations created by community members paying homage to los muertos. Families across California join us to experience live music, Ballet folklorico, Aztec dancers and to shop at the local artisan craft stands. The Día de los Muertos Festival was inducted into the U.S. Library of Congress by Congresswoman Barbara Lee as a “Local Legacy”.