Dia de Muertos at the Redpath Museum
Come to the Museum and discover a fascinating Mexican tradition that has been declared part of Humanity’s intangible cultural heritage by UNESCO.
During the month of November, explore the universe of the Dia de Muertos (Day of the Dead). Our Museum Educator, Sara Estrada Arevalo, has specially developed this new exhibit to help you appreciate this important Mexican tradition.
This exhibition will also feature the contemporary work of Mexican photographer Carlos Antonio Grodillo Muños "JukilitaKalavera", highlighting the fact that the Dia de Muertos tradition is very much alive among Mexican and Indigenous communities!
About the Artist:
Carlos Antonio Grodillo Muños "JukilitaKalavera" (Mexico, 1981, Master in Visual Arts), is a documentary photographer, and a promoter of the cultural manifestations of the indigenous peoples of Mexico using the still and moving image.
Carlos "JukilitaKalavera" has a trajectory of more than 13 years in the discipline of documentary photography where he shows and spreads the traditions of these communities, recognizing the work of each character and cultural manifestation.
Carlos has participated in several individual and collective photographic exhibitions and was mentioned in various photography contests. He was selected for the program of encouragement for artistic production, PECCDA 2023 in the state of Queretaro, Mexico.
He also has created two documentaries: La Abuela Asuncion and Ra "Behño Bödi", made in the Otomi language, which was selected for the International Documentary Film Festival DOQUMENTA in 2020, and financed with the grant APOYARTE 2020 of the Secretary of Culture of the municipality of Queretaro in Mexico.
Carlos coordinated the photographic books "Xita Korpu: una danza por la lluvia" funded by the Intercultural University of the State of Mexico and "Herbolaria ancestral del norte y noreste de Guanajuato", funded by CONACYT (the National Council of Science and Technology in Mexico).
Main picture: "Altar (Autel), Union Hidalgo, Oaxaca, Mexico (Mexique), 2016", " by : Carlos Antonio Grodillo Muños "JukilitaKalavera"