Why not celebrate Día de los Muertos with a visit to the Mexican Cultural Institute? Housed in a beautiful mansion listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Mexican Cultural Institute is located at 2829 16th St., NW in Washington, D.C.
According to their website:
“This year’s special rendition of the day of the dead altar, titled “They Silence Us”, was prepared by Irene Clouthier, Mexican artist based in Washington, D.C., in collaboration with artists María Freixas, Enrique Quiroz Sanchez and Marta Pita. The altar is dedicated to the women worldwide who have lost their lives due to violence.
Irene Clouthier’s work is about recreating stories in artificial places. She uses plastic objects in her images to create unexpected relationships between the object and its surroundings. Clouthier’s work unfolds from the notion of childhood, related to memory and the idealization of remembrances.
The altar will be on display through November 16. The Mexican Cultural Institute welcomes guests to view the altar Monday – Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 12 to 4 p.m.”
For more information, please visit http://www.instituteofmexicodc.org/plan.php