Community Celebration: Día de Muertos

When:
November 2, 2019 @ 2:00 pm – 9:00 pm
2019-11-02T14:00:00-07:00
2019-11-02T21:00:00-07:00

Día de Muertos (Day of Dead) is a Mexican celebration of life to remember deceased loved ones. This year’s festivities at the Portland Art Museum-Mark Building will highlight the diversity within our Mexican communities and how Day of Dead brings people together to celebrate in their own way. Culture, gastronomy, altars, performances and more!

Día de Muertos es una celebración mexicana que honra a sus ancestros. Este año, celebraremos un poco de la gran diversidad mexicana, su cultura, gastronomía, exhibición de altares, artistas y más!

All programs in the Mark building are free, all ages, and open to the public.

Todos los programas en el edificio Mark son gratuitos, para todas las edades y abiertos al público.

Due to building capacity and fire code there may be limited access to the event at busy times.  Thank you for your patience and understanding.

El Museo de Arte de Portland, se preocupa por la seguridad de todos. El límite de capacidad hoy es de 700 personas.. Apreciamos su apoyo y consideración.

Program

Performance times are approximate and may be subject to delay.

El horario de las presentaciones es aproximado  y está sujeto a cambios.

Philosophical Concept of Death in Ancient Mexico

Talk by historian and cultural promoter Guillermo Marín together with Luz Carmen de Marín.

1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Whitsell Auditorium, Main Building, Lower Level

This talk will be in Spanish with simultaneous English Translation.

Death has been a fundamental part of the history, philosophy and culture of the Anahuac Civilization. The God and Goddess of Death, Mictlantecuhtli and Mictlantecihuatl respectively, as well as the Mictlán, occupy a very important place in the mythical Toltecáyotl.

From the archaeological zone of Mitla in Oaxaca, as well as the Huehuetlactolli, Mexican songs, to the traditions of the Día de Muertos in popular culture, all speak to deep roots that reflect the essence and identity of the Mexican culture. Guillermo Marín and Luz Carmen de Marín will address death from Toltecáyotl and offer a refreshing and vital angle to increase historical memory and  cultural identity.

This is a ticketed event.  Tickets will be available on a first come, first served basis beginning at 1 p.m. in the Lobby of the Mark Building. Limited capacity. The talk will take place in the Whitsell Auditorium. 

Aztec dance by Huehca Omeyocan and Nezahualcoyotl poems (Spanish) by Luna Flores

2 – 2:20 p.m.
Outdoors in front of Mark Building

Live Prehispanic music by Gerardo Calderon

2:25 – 2:45 p.m.
Sunken Ballroom, 1st floor, Mark Building

Local Mexican restaurants present traditional dishes celebrating to Día de Muertos

2 p.m. – Until Sold Out
Sunken Ballroom, 1st Floor, Mark Building

Cost:  Each restaurant will offer a flat rate $18 plate of food.  Cash preferred.

  • Revolucion Coffee House
  • La Calaca Comelona
  • Iris eventos
  • Mis Tacones (vegan)
  • Panadería la 32
  • Panadería El Grande
  • La Tehuana, Oaxacan cuisine
  • Holy Mole
  • Pápalo catering

Día de Muertos en Coatetelco

Talk by Photojournalist Fernando Soto

4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Trustee Room, 4th Floor, Mark Building

This talk will be in Spanish with English translation.

The photographs of Ferando Soto show different aspects of offerings dedicated to deceased people in villages of the states of Morelos and Puebla, highlighting the hanging offerings of Coatetelco that are unique and in danger of disappearing.

This is a ticketed event.  Tickets will be available on a first come, first served basis beginning at 1 p.m. in the Lobby of the Mark Building. The talk will take place in the Trustee Room. Very limited capacity. 

Performance “Los Diablitos” by Grupo Santiago Naranjas, from the lower Mixteca, Oaxaca Mexico

3 – 3:20 p.m.
Sunken Ballroom, 1st Floor, Mark Building

Folkloric ballet performance by “Ballet folclórico Vancouver”

3:35 – 4 p.m.
Sunken Ballroom, 1st Floor, Mark Building

Aztec Dance by “Huehca Omeyocan”

5 – 5:30 p.m.
Sunken Ballroom, 1st Floor, Mark Building

Charrería by “Asociación de Charros del Noroeste”

6:15 – 6:30 p.m.
Sunken Ballroom, 1st Floor, Mark Building

Ballet performance by “Ballet Papalotl” Directed by Kenya Márquez

6:30 – 7 p.m.
Sunken Ballroom, 1st Floor, Mark Building

“La Llorona”, song by Fyndi Jermany and Antonio Centurión (Paraguayan harp)

7:15 – 7:30 p.m.
Sunken Ballroom, 1st Floor, Mark Building

Lapaushi DJ

8 – 9 p.m.
Sunken Ballroom, 1st Floor, Mark Building

Miller Gallery Art & Altar Exhibition

2 – 9 p.m.

Art exhibition by local artists Hampton Rodríguez and José Mauricio.

Altar exhibition

  • Lol be (maya)
  • Conoce tu Columbia
  • Don’t shoot Portland
  • Ballet Papalotl
  • Escuela de Charros del Noroeste
  • La casa latina PSU
  • Hueca Omeyocan
  • Grupo Santiago Naranjas
  • Tierragua
  • Donate  Life
  • Community altar

All events organized in partnership with lead organizer Maria Garcia, a downtown business owner and Mexican cultural promoter.

Accessibility

The Portland Art Museum is pleased to offer accommodations to ensure that our programs are accessible and inclusive. All spaces for this program are accessible by wheelchair. Assistive listening devices are also available for lectures. All restrooms have accessible stalls but no power doors. There are single-stall all-gender bathrooms available. Please ask staff for directions.

We will do our best to accommodate your needs when you arrive, however, we need 2-3 weeks advance notice for some specific requests. Please email requests to access@pam.org, or call 503-226-2811.

Hampton Rodriguez
Hampton Rodriguez