Longwood Art Gallery At Hostos

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Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead)

Artwork by Daniel Valle

Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) is one of the most important and profound traditions within Mexican culture. This annual celebration serves as homage to the dearly departed, providing families and communities with an opportunity to welcome back their ancestors in a display of honor and remembrance.

In observance of this rich cultural heritage, the Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture, in partnership with the Bronx Council on the Arts (BCA), invites the entire community to experience Camino a Mictlán (Road to Mictlán). As the creative force behind this exhibit, NYC-based Mexican artist Daniel Valle combines authentic altars with grand sculptures and mesmerizing masks placed throughout the gallery, transforming it into a vibrant space filled with color and symbolism.

Going even deeper, the artist creates "El Inframundo," a separate section dedicated to the underworld of Aztec mythology. Here, sculptures of pre-Hispanic deities beckon visitors to explore ancient Mexican spirituality. Camino A Mictlán opens with a reception on Wednesday, October 4, at 6 p.m. The exhibition runs through Friday, November 3, 2023, with viewing hours from Tuesday through Saturday, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

For those seeking an even deeper connection to this tradition, two Public Art Events will take place on November 1st and November 2nd. These events are free and open to all, providing an opportunity to celebrate the art of remembering those who have gone before us.


Opening Reception
Wednesday, October 4, 6 pm – 8 pm

RSVP Here to attend the Opening

Public Art Talks
Wednesday, November 1, 6 pm – 8pm
Thursday, November 2, 6 pm – 8 pm

Closing Reception
Friday, November 3, 6 pm – 8 pm

Gallery Hours

12pm - 6pm
12pm - 6pm
12pm - 6pm
12pm - 6pm
12pm - 6pm

The Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos is conveniently located at 450 Grand Concourse, situated off 149th Street on the campus of Hostos Community College/CUNY in the Bronx. For more information and inquiries, please contact Hostos Center at (718) 518-4455 | www.hostoscenter.org or the Bronx Council on the Arts (BCA) at (718) 518-6728 | www.bronxarts.org