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Day of the Dead Museum Tour

November 13th, 2013

Day of DeadBecome part of the largest Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) celebration by joining fellow alumni in a free tour on Saturday, November 23, at the National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago.

A highlight of the tour is the Day of the Dead exhibit, which features art from renowned Mexican artist José Guadalupe Posada and more than 60 Mexican artists on both sides of the border.

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the death of Posada (1852-1913). He is well-known for his animated skeletons, which have been associated with the Mexican holiday Dia de los Muertos since his death. As a printmaker, illustrator, and caricaturist, Posada often used imagery to make a religious or satirical point.

The day begins at noon with a free catered lunch at La Casa student housing, located at 1818 S. Paulina St., Chicago.  After lunch, everyone will head to the museum, 1852 W. 19th St, for a 1:20 p.m. tour.

Guests are also invited to enjoy a cultural shopping experience during the Chicago visit.

 To RSVP, contact Katie Giannattasio at KGiannattasio@niu.edu.