Monday, October 24, 2011

LAURIE BETH ZUCKERMAN'S "HOMAGE TO OLD MEXICO" ALTAR AT LONGMONT MUSEUM'S DIA DE LOS MUERTOS EXHIBITION APPEARS ON "AROUND TOWN: THE LONGMONT CHANNEL"


Laurie Beth Zuckerman's Homage to Old Mexico altar 
at The Longmont Museum and Cultural Center, 2011


Laurie Beth Zuckerman's new "Homage to Old Mexico" Día de los Muertos altar at the Longmont Museum's Day of the Dead exhibition 
is profiled in a video interview with education curator, Jill Overlie. Ms. Overlie discusses both my altar and my involvement with their annual Day of the Dead festival of altars. This video appears on "Around Town" The Longmont Channel in conjunction with the Museum's popular community exhibition that runs from October 1 through November 6, 2011. 


The Museum is receiving lots of lovely comments from visitors about the altars and the exhibit. So far, they have had approximately 800 people from school groups and some adult groups visiting the Day of the Dead exhibit on self-guided tours. This does not include the regular visitation for this exhibit, which is free to the public. The upcoming festive Family Day Celebration on October 29 from 10am–5pm will host thousands of visitorsI will be at the museum all day to talk with families and share the meaning of my own altar.


Around Town - The Longmont Channel
http://www.longmontchannel.com/Around-Town-e243.html

3 comments:

Vintage Green said...

Thanks for sharing the video,
wish there would have been one of your lecture :)

La Llorona Studio said...

Awesome photos.
Adriana

Roz Cawley said...

LaurieBeth - Your photographs are spectacular and will take me many hours, peering into each one, to absorb. Thank you so much for sharing these images, through which I can keep on learning about the art and cultural roots of this tradition, but also marvel in how you honour your Loved Ones. I have an MA in Death Studies - my dissertation was on memorialisation and remembrance, so i have been in a positive faint of delight at perusing your post.
Warmest wishes from England! x