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Exhibition by Alexis Ciurczak and José Rangel

Display layout in the Palomar College Library.

This exhibit is on display at Palomar College Library from October 17 through November 15, 2005. It focuses on the Mexican celebration of  Día de Los Muertos or The Day of the Dead which occurs November 2 and the preceding evening of  November 1. Similar to All Saint's Day and All Soul's Day in the Catholic calendar, the Day of the Dead is a time when Mexicans visit the graves of their relatives, cleaning and arranging fresh flowers and perhaps repainting the headstones.

Left case with puppets.

Middle case with altar and sugar skulls.

Right case with skeletons, books and pop-ups.

Horizontal case lined with "Fiesta de los muertos" fabric,
with books and items  about the artist Posada..

Library books available for checkout and various posters.



CCreators: Alexis and José

Creators: Alexis and José



Block prints


 The Ofrenda or altar is an important component of this celebration.

Sugar skulls

Click on thumbnails to enlarge pop-ups of traditional Day of the Dead scenes.

Living room.



Click on thumbnails to enlarge the following pictures.

 Catrina, a papier-mache puppet titere.

Lupita - Sicilian Rod Puppet
Norwich Puppet Theatre
Norwich, England

Sugar sculpture.
Our library has many books about The Day of the Dead.


Day of the Dead display at Ernest J Allen Library in Escondido.


For more close-ups of the display, such as Virgin de Guadalupe, Mexican miniatures, and intricate "papel" designs, go to the web pages for the following displays: 1999 Day of the Dead , 2000 Day of  the Dead , 2001 Day of the Dead, 2002 Day of the Dead.

Go to the El Día de los Muertos webpage. This is a permanent Web site which explores this very unique Mexican tradition and includes an extensive bibliography as well as numerous links to other Internet resources on the subject.

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 This page was compiled by Glenna Long.