A Pair of Dia de Los Muertos Altars at The National Portrait Gallery

Image credit: Kate Michael

The National Portrait Gallery celebrated Dia de Los Muertos on Monday with an outdoor experience that encouraged passers-by to remember loved ones and the victims of COVID-19.

A contemporary altar adorned with a painted mural by MasPaz was placed outside the museum’s G Street entrance, while a traditional altar, presented in collaboration with the Mexican Cultural Institute, was located at the museum’s Ninth Street steps.

Artists Guache and Omar García added to the celebrations of life, memory, identity, and culture on Día de los Muertos. At dusk, MasPaz and Guache projected a two-hour live digital painting, video, and sound performance, featuring photographs by Omar García, onto the museum building’s facades.

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