Laurie Beth Zuckerman's Madre Dolorosa mourning altar installed at the
Longmont Museum and Cultural Center's Día de los Muertos 12th Annual Exhibition.
My altar is dedicated to my grandmother and aunt, detailed below in the museum signage.
Below two families visiting the altar during the Family Celebration in October.
Below is a photo of my Madre Dolorosa mourning altar in my studio before the Longmont exhibition. It has taken me nine months to build this altar. I prefer the neutral wall background behind the black objects, even if it is more somber looking. It is a very sad altar, so the bright colors are too cheery for my intentions.
Laurie Beth Zuckerman's Madre Dolorosa
Day of the Dead altar as it last looked in the studio.
The Longmont Museum and Cultural Center's 12th Annual "El Dia de los Muertos Exhibition" includes two altars by Laurie Beth Zuckerman. This year I have created a new altar installation, entitled Madre Dolorosa, for the community altar gallery honoring family and friends. My altar is dedicated to my grandmother, Sarah Melnick Zuckerman, and my Aunt Elizabeth.
Last year I was the Altarista-in-Residence and created a huge installation honoring the folk arts of Mexico, entitled Homage to Old Mexico.
The fiesta opening of "El Dia de los Muertos" was jam-packed on October 4. The family day on October 27 is the next main event. You can visit the exhibition anytime during its daily run from October 5 through November 4.
For more information about the exhibition and all of the programs, visit the Longmont Museum's website below.