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Days of the Dead: From Mexican Roots to Present-Day Practice in the United States

October 2, 2012 @ 8:00 am - November 6, 2012 @ 5:00 pm

The Duke for Latin American and Caribbean Studies invites you to come learn about Mexico’s Days of the Dead through this exhibit, which incorporates photography and video alongside a student-designed mural and traditional altar. Photographs were shot by 7 individuals from across the United States and Canada while in the villages of Teotitlan del Valle and Xoxocotlan, Oaxaca during the 2011 Days of the Dead. Duke students will fashion a 12-foot altar in traditional Oaxaca style, and will work alongside local elementary school students on a mural of images. Text panels will provide the history of the celebration, and video and other elements will highlight images and articles on present-day practice in the United States. The exhibit is a student/staff/faculty/community collaboration.

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October 2, 2012 @ 8:00 am
November 6, 2012 @ 5:00 pm
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Fredric Jameson Gallery, Friedl Building, East Campus
1600 University Drive
Durham , NC 27708 United States
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