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Day of the Dead: Art of Día de los Muertos

A journey through life, love and death, “Day of the Dead: Art of Día de los Muertos” is a new exhibit featuring contemporary installations by artists Rob-O, John Huerta and David Lozeau. Opening on Sept. 24 for Hispanic Heritage Month, members of the public are invited to participate by leaving a photo of a friend or family member in adjacent gallery through January 5, 2014. Visit http://www.californiamuseum.org/day-dead for more information.

Servers in Día de los Muertos costumes from MAYAHUEL at the Museum's Day of the Dead party on Oct. 25, 2013.

An altar by MAYAHUEL at the Museum's Day of the Dead party on Oct. 25, 2013.

Face painting by Carmen Avila at the Museum's Day of the Dead party on Oct. 25, 2013.

Face painting by Carmen Avila at the Museum's Day of the Dead party on October 25, 2013.

Samples of pan de muerto and calaveras de azúcar cookies donated by MAYAHUEL at the Museum's Day of the Dead party on Oct. 25, 2013.

Samples of calaveras de azúcar cookies donated by MAYAHUEL at the Museum's Day of the Dead party on Oct. 25, 2013.

Display of new works by John S. Huerta Arte Studio at the Museum's Day of the Dead party on Oct. 25, 2013.

Los muertos atop an altar by MAYAHUEL at the Museum's Day of the Dead party on Oct. 25, 2013.

Altar by MAYAHUEL at the Museum's Day of the Dead party on Oct. 25, 2013.

Servers in Día de los Muertos costumes from MAYAHUEL at the Museum's Day of the Dead party on Oct. 25, 2013.

MAYAHUEL's taco cart decorated for Día de los Muertos at the Museum's Day of the Dead party on Oct. 25, 2013.

Limited edition exhibit tees are available in men's and women's XS-XL sizes for $16.99 at the Museum Store. Buy yours today before they're gone!

Our friends at Mayahuel Restaurant & Tequila Museum will be bring delicious refreshments and a special folk art chair display to the Day of the Dead party on Friday, Oct. 25 from 5:30-8:30 pm. $5 advance tickets available at dayofthedeadcalif... or $10 at the door. Hope to see you there!

Celebrate Día de los Muertos with California artists John Huerta, David Lozeau and Rob-O on Fri., Oct. 25 from 5:30-8:30 pm at the Museum. Special event includes cocktails & hors d'oeuvres by Mayahuel Restaurant, ceremonial blessing & performance by Xiuhcoatl Danza Azteca dancers, face painting by Carmen Avila, Sugar Skull Art demonstrations & much more, don't miss it! $5.00 advance admission at dayofthedeadcalif... or $10.00 door.

Day of the Dead: Art of Día de los Muertos Reception

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Sacramento artist John Huerta (as seen in "Day of the Dead: Art of Dia de Los Muertos") designed this poster for Hollywood Forever's 2013 Dia de Los Muertos event on 11/2/13.

Register for FREE Museum admission for 2 including the all-new "Day of the Dead: Art of Día de los Muertos” exhibit on Sat., 9/28/13 with advance registration at www.smithsonianma... Be sure to elect "CA - The California Museum" as the venue, and we hope to see you here!

Frida Kahlo altar by John Huerta as seen in the exhibit, "Day of the Dead: Art of Día de Los Muertos," featuring contemporary art & installations by John Huerta, David Lozeau & Rob-O. For more information, visit: www.californiamus... (Photo of courtesy of John Huerta.)

Sneak peek of "Day of the Dead: Art of Dia de Los Muertos" exhibit opening Sept. 24: an altar honoring Frida Kahlo by John Huerta. See more of John's work at JohnHuertaArte.com

A journey through life, love and death, “Day of the Dead: Art of Día de los Muertos” is an all-new exhibit featuring contemporary installations by California artists Rob-O, John Huerta and David Lozeau. Opening on September 24, 2013 for Hispanic Heritage Month. For more information, visit www.californiamus...

Viva la Rossa: Bob Ross Tribute by David Lozeau as seen in the Museum's exhibit.