Altar for the Day of the Dead

Mexican artist, Hugo Peláez Goycochea, and Williams College students presented an altar created with natural and recyclable materials that constitute the main resource for indigenous and mestizo’s representation of the dead in artistically material form. The use of seeds, corn, and fruits symbolizes the agricultural patrimony that has been preserved by indigenous communities.
This intervention reminds us of the inseparable connection between the dead and the living, the cycles of life and our gratitude for the ephemeral life we are given.

❖ Opening: Friday, November 1st, 4 pm
❖ Exhibit on display: November 1st to November 8th.
❖ Place: 1st and 2nd floor lobbies of Hollander Hall