On October 29th, Laurie Zuckerman will present her Day of the Dead lecture in conjunction with her memorial altar exhibition at the Loveland Museum entitled, "Memento Mori: Deconstruction of the Nuclear Family." Laurie has been documenting these unique altars and cemetery decorations during the El Diá de los Muertos celebrations in Colonial Mexico during the past several years. She has traveled to cities and villages in the States of Oaxaca and Guanajuato to obtain her photos. Days of meticulous preparations lead up to private remembrances in people's homes, lavish public ofrenda displays, and haunting gravesite rituals. These annual festivities occur November 1-2, in conjunction with All Souls' Day and All Saints' Day.
Laurie has previously lectured on Mexico's Day of the Dead altars at Virginia Tech University, Front Range Community College, and the Fort Collins Public Library.
The Loveland Museum/Gallery is located at 504 N. Lincoln Avenue, in downtown Loveland, Colorado.
For even more information about Laurie Zuckerman's exhibition, open through November 1, click below for the Loveland Museum/Gallery newsletter and scroll to page 2.