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Museum Honors Day of the Dead

EUGENE, Ore. — The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art is honoring a Mexican holiday with some special exhibits starting Tuesday night.

Dia de Los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, began thousands of years ago in southern Mexico as a way to celebrate the lives of past loved ones instead of just mourning them.

The event will feature dancing, poetry, music and two special art displays.

“It’s honoring the artist Jose Guadalupe Posada, who is very associated with the Day of the Dead through his Calaveras or La Catrina, which we’ve often seen replicated with this holiday,” said Debbie Williamson-Smith, Museum Communications Manager.

The free event will start at 6 p.m. on Tueday, Oct. 29 and continue through Nov. 1. It will not be open on Halloween.

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