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Día de Los Muertos 2019: City of Souls Unveiling

Now in its 20th year, SOMArts’ Día de Los Muertos exhibition is one of the most internationally diverse Day of the Dead celebrations in the United States. Día de Los Muertos at SOMArts merges traditional altars with contemporary installations, continuing to be a multigenerational gathering of remembrance while asserting the role of art as a platform for collective action. Curated by Rio Yañez and Carolina Quintanilla, this year’s exhibition features special altar structures to honor and [...]

Día de Los Muertos 2019: City of Souls

Now in its 20th year, SOMArts’ Día de Los Muertos exhibition is one of the most internationally diverse Day of the Dead celebrations in the United States. Día de Los Muertos at SOMArts merges traditional altars with contemporary installations, continuing to be a multigenerational gathering of remembrance while asserting the role of art as a platform for collective action. Curated by Rio Yañez and Carolina Quintanilla, this year’s exhibition features special altar structures to honor and [...]

EXTENDED Call for Proposals: Día de Los Muertos 2019

Now in its 20th year, SOMArts’ Día de Los Muertos exhibition is one of the most internationally diverse Day of the Dead celebrations in the United States. Over the decades, this group exhibition has brought together a wide variety of perspectives to honor, remember, and celebrate the dead. This year’s exhibition will feature special altar structures to honor and manifest founding curator’s Rene Yañez’ vision for his final Día de Los Muertos exhibition titled “City of [...]

The Worlds of Bernice Bing Film Screening and Panel

Building the Building is a sampling of artwork by artists who laid the foundation for SOMArts creatively and administratively, artists whose contributions bridged multiple generations of the space, and artists who continue to work within the organization today. Amongst the artists in the exhibition are five key former administrators of SOMArts who cover almost the entirety of the four decades of SOMArts: Bernice Bing, Carlos Loarca, Betsie Miller-Kusz, Leo Valledor, and Rene Yanez. Their work and presence [...]

Building the Building: SOMArts 40th Anniversary Exhibition

Building the Building is a sampling of artwork by artists who laid the foundation for SOMArts creatively and administratively, artists whose contributions bridged multiple generations of the space, and artists who continue to work within the organization today. Amongst the artists in the exhibition are five key former administrators of SOMArts who cover almost the entirety of the four decades of SOMArts: Bernice Bing, Carlos Loarca, Betsie Miller-Kusz, Leo Valledor, and Rene Yanez. Their work and presence [...]

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