Metamorphosis & Migration: Days of the Dead

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Oct 18 2017 - Jan 14 2018

This year, OMCA’s biennial Days of the Dead exhibition is inspired by the lifecycle of the Monarch Butterfly. Known for its mass migration each winter, this butterfly’s journey spans  several generations, all of whom follow the same routes their ancestors took. In Mexico, the returning Monarchs also symbolize the returning souls of loved ones who have passed away. 

In Metamorphosis & Migration: Days of the Dead, explore ofrendas and artworks inspired by the Monarch’s migration and themes of tradition and transformation. View rarely-seen butterfly specimens from OMCA’s collection alongside newly commissioned artworks. 

Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.         

  • Various Media
  • American
  • Contemporary
  • Culture / Lifestyle
  • Hung Liu
  • Favianna Rodriguez
  • Chris Treggiari
  • Peter Foucault
  • Bea Carrillo Hocker
  • Rafael Jesús González
  • Student artwork
  • and others

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