Dia de Muertos Ofrenda Honoring Yolanda Lopez
Celebrate Dia de Muertos with the Women’s Museum of California. Join WMC Artistic Director Katie Ruiz in decorating a feminist altar honoring Yolanda Lopez and other trailblazing women. Yolanda López, an artist and activist who created one of the most famous artworks in Chicano history by boldly recasting the Virgin of Guadalupe in her own image — as a young, strong, brown woman wearing running shoes and a wide grin. Members of the public are encouraged to bring a photo of a feminist who has passed away (ie: RBG, Artemisia Gentileschi, Miriam Shapiro, Ida B. Wells) and come decorate a frame for the photo. Enjoy an evening of crafts and community for all ages. Typically, Dia de Muertos is a Mexican holiday that honors those who have passed. Creating an altar (ofrenda) is believed to help the souls come through to visit us for one night. Atole (corn) beverage available to enjoy.