Mictēcacihuātl/ Custom Pastel on Silk

Día de Los Muertos is celebrated throughout Mexico, in particular the Central and South regions, and by the people of Mexican heritage elsewhere. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family to pray for and remember family members who have died.

The origins of the modern Mexican holiday, have been traced to indigenous observances dating back hundreds of years and to a pre-Columbian festival dedicated to the goddess Mictecacihuatl.

Three of the prints will be featured in a display at the Missouri History Museum.