Days of the Dead: From Mexican Roots to Present-Day Practice in the United States, an exhibit co-curated by CDS photography instructor Bill Bamberger and sponsored by Duke’s Program in Latino/a Studies in the Global South, features photography and video shot in in the villages of Teotitlan del Valle and Xoxocotlan, Oaxaca, during the 2011 Days of the Dead; a student-designed mural; a Oaxacan traditional altar; a selection of handwoven natural-dye rugs; and more. Oaxaqueno weavers and educators Eric and Janet Chavez Santiago will provide cultural commentary during an opening reception on Duke’s East Campus.
Opening reception: Days of the Dead
Tuesday, October 2, 5:30–7:30 p.m.
Frederic Jameson Gallery, Friedl Building, Duke East Campus
1316 Campus Dr., Durham, North Carolina
Days of the Dead will be on view through November 6.
A related panel discussion—”Visiting with the Deceased: Customs Across Cultures”— will be held the following day as part of a weekly series at Duke’s John Hope Franklin Center; panelists will examine traditions of celebration and mourning surrounding visiting with the deceased not only in Mexico, but also in other parts of the world, including Asia, Africa, Europe, and the United States.
Panel discussion: “Visiting with the Deceased”
Wednesday, October 3, 12 p.m.–1 p.m.
John Hope Franklin Center, Room 240
2204 Erwin Road, Durham, North Carolina