Laurie Beth Zuckerman's DOD altar at the Longmont Museum after Day 1 of installation
Laurie Beth Zuckerman's DOD altar at the Longmont Museum after Day 2 of installation
Laurie Beth Zuckerman's DOD altar at the Longmont Museum after Day 3 of installation
Laurie Beth Zuckerman's DOD altar at the Longmont Museum after Day 4 of finishing her "Homage to Old Mexico" Day of the Dead installation
Laurie Beth Zuckerman began her stint as Altarmaker-in-Residence at the Longmont Museum's Día de los Muertos Exhibition on October 1. This gorgeous show of Day of the Dead altars and folk art will continue from October 1- November 6.
Monday, September 26, I trucked ALL the stuff to the museum and got the furniture arranged during the afternoon and took the DAY 1 shot shown above. There were still hundreds of items to go on this "Homage to Old Mexico" installation, honoring Mexico's vintage popular arts. The museum had its opening reception on September 30, so I wanted to have enough of the altar's structure to give a sense of what was to come. People actually thought the altar was finished, but you can see from my subsequent photos that I was far, far, far from being done.
Saturday, October 1, I posted my DAY 2 shot of what I accomplished on my first full day of altarmaking for the public.
Sunday, October 2, I returned to the Longmont Museum and later posted my DAY 3 shot.
Finally on Friday, October 7, I returned yet again to complete this 14.5' x 10' x 8' installation and am posting my final DAY 4 photo. Hope you enjoyed following this transition of my newest Día de los Muertos altar.
Please join me on the evening of October 12 at the Longmont Museum for my public gallery talk at 7 pm. Admission is $5 for non-members of the museum.