Altars: A celebration of el Día de los Muertos

El Museo presents a yearly exhibition in celebration of Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). Artists and community members are invited to create ofrendas, altars commemorating the dead, deceased, or dearly departed; dedicated to someone, somewhere, something; to occupy our gallery as part of a group exhibition.

Traditional approaches as well as contemporary interpretations in all media are welcome. Each altar should include its own table or base, if needed, and be no more than about 36″ wide.

Participation is open to everyone but space is limited, so please confirm early! For more information, please contact Bryan Lee at bryan@elmuseobuffalo.org.


How to participate

The 2017 exhibition dates are November 1–18; entries must be received by Saturday, October 21, 2017.

Email submissions@elmuseobuffalo.org (mention “Altars”) with the following:

  • Brief description of your altar
  • Approximate dimensions (width x height x depth)
  • An image or sketch if available
  • Your contact information

Or, call us at 716.464.4692 during gallery hours.


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