Jet Martinez mural on a patio at the Oakland Museum by Lake Merritt in Oakland, Ca. This mural was painted as part of the Metamorphosis & Migration exhibition and Days of the Dead celebration that takes place this Sunday Oct 22nd from 12-4:30 pm. Click on their website at top of their page for details.
This year, OMCA’s biennial Days of the Dead exhibition, curated by Guest Curator Evelyn Orantes, 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. This show is open until January 14th.
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