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[Día de los Muertos Celebrations]

Description: Photograph of a man in a suit standing next a woman dressed up in Día de los Muertos fashion. She has a long white dress on and a large, feathered hat and her face is made up to look like a sugar skull. In the foreground, members of a mariachi can be seen
Date: 1984
Item Type: Photograph

[Discussing Preparations for Celebrations]

Description: Photograph of people preparing for Día de los Muertos Celebration celebrations at the Mexic-Arte Museum. There are a group of older women sitting along two tables containng supplies. There is a man kneeling at the head of the table chatting with the woman closest to him.
Date: 1984
Item Type: Photograph
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[Mariachi Band Performing]

Description: Photograph of a five-piece mariachi band, all playing a variety of stringed instruments. They are all men dressed in fanciful sombreros and traditional mariachi attire. Four of the performers are in tan versions of the outfit and one in a black version. There is a man in the background near a microphone stand.
Date: 1984
Item Type: Photograph

[People Celebrating Day of the Dead]

Description: Photograph of two people is extravagant costumes that are themed to Día de los Muertos. There is a large, pink tier in the room that is decorated in yellow paper flowers and pumpkins. There are a crowd of people entering the room. There is also art hanging on the walls and a Day of the Dead themed altar on the far well.
Date: 1984
Item Type: Photograph

[People Celebrating Day of the Dead]

Description: Photograph of a woman with her face painted as a sugar skull and dressed in a white dress and a head piece with large black and white feathers. She has a pink feathered boa around her neck. On the wall behind her, there are large artworks hanging. The artworks are also Día de los Muertos themed.
Date: 1984
Item Type: Photograph

[Prepping a Vehicle for Día de los Muertos Celebrations]

Description: Photograph of a person sitting on a chair at the rear bumper of a white station wagon-like vehicle. He appears to be preparing the bumper for the Día de los Muertos celebrations. There are people behind him watching him as he works. The ground around him has newspapers scattered all around him.
Date: 1984
Item Type: Photograph

[Woman Next to Altar]

Description: Photograph of a woman in a blue dress and her posing with her hands behind her back. To her left is a four tier altar that is decorated in Día de los Muertos theme. The altar is formatted like stairs in that the bottom level juts out the most and each one on top gets smaller. The wall behind her is also decorated with paper flowers.
Date: 1984
Item Type: Photograph

[Working on a Station Wagon for Día de los Muertos]

Description: Photograph of a person sitting on a chair at the rear bumper of a white station wagon. Most of the car can be seen in the picture and the man is cut off. There are newspapers scattered on the ground around him and a bucket next to him. Decorations for Día de los Muertos are hung from the ceiling.
Date: 1984
Item Type: Photograph

[Artwork Hanging on a Wall]

Description: Photograph of artworks hanging on a wall at the Mexic-Arte Museum. There are four full pieces in the picture and one on the far right that is cut off. The pieces all feature Hispanic females.
Date: 1985
Item Type: Photograph
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[Attendees at an Art Exhibition]

Description: Photograph of people attending the art exhibition. There are three artworks hanging on the wall in the background. In the foreground, there is a middle-aged man, an older man and a middle-aged woman (from left to right). The older man and woman are facing the camera, but the other man is looking away.
Date: 1985
Item Type: Photograph
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[Booklet: Realidades Mexicanas and La Muerte Vive]

Description: Catalog of two exhibits from the Austin, Texas. One exhibit was called "La Muerte Vive" and the other was named "Realidades Mexicanas" and showed off Mexican and Mexican American artworks. The catalog also includes information about the Mexic-Arte Museum, the exhibits and other topics.
Date: 1985
Creator: Mexic-Arte Museum (Austin, Tex.)
Item Type: Text

[Día de los Muertos]

Description: Pamphlet of the Mexic-Arte Museum invitation to the Day of the Dead a Multi-Disciplie Art Celebration event. It includes the schedule of the event, a history of the Day of the Dead holiday, and Day of the Dead illustrations.
Date: 1985
Item Type: Pamphlet

[Organizing Día de los Muertos Mailers]

Description: Photograph of six people in a room with four rows of papers on the floor, a box of more papers in the middle of the room and a few large piles of papers in the foreground on the floor. They are organizing the mailers into their own specific place.
Date: 1985
Item Type: Photograph

[Outside of the Arts Warehouse]

Description: Photograph of the Arts warehouse from the outside. There are five cars parked on the side of the road. The title "the Arts warehouse" is painted on the side of the building. There are two signs near the corner of the building directing towards the entrance.
Date: 1985
Item Type: Photograph
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[People Admiring Artworks]

Description: Photograph of two men in a room with many framed artworks hanging on the wall. They are standing in the corner of the room. One is looking at a painting and the other and looking towards the camera.
Date: 1985
Item Type: Photograph
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[People Admiring Artworks]

Description: Photograph of four people standing shoulder to shoulder in front of a large painting. They all have their arms around the person or people beside them. There are two other artworks in the shot, one on the wall and the other learning on the large painting in front of which the people are posing.
Date: 1985
Item Type: Photograph
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[Two Carved Watermelons]

Description: Photograph of two watermelons side by side. They both have words carved out of them. The words are all capitalized, raised and are made of the green rind. The rest of the watermelon was cut off and the red meat of the watermelon can be seen. The watermelon on the left reads "Mexicarte Greening" and the one on the right reads "The Austin Culture." The watermelon on the right has fruit and flowers behind and on it.
Date: 1985
Item Type: Photograph

[Two People in Costume and Sugar Skull Make Up]

Description: Photograph of a man and woman in vintage-style clothing. The man is on the left and the woman on the right. She is wearing a black dress, a pearl necklace and a black head piece. He is wearing a grey suit, gold wallet chains, and a white hat. Both have their faces painted to look like sugar skulls. They are posing in front of a cemetery.
Date: 1985
Item Type: Photograph

[Young Girl Looking Up at Piñatas]

Description: Photograph of a young girl in a short red shirt that shows her stomach and a blue skirt. She has her hands joined above her head and is stretching towards piñatas that are hanging up. She is standing up on her tip toes.
Date: 1985
Item Type: Photograph

[Adan Hernandez in a Room of People]

Description: Photograph of a room with chairs in a row with numerous amounts of people. Among this crowd is artist Adan Hernandez. There is art hanging on the walls and most of the people are either in the aisle between the chairs or in the far corner of the room.
Date: 1986
Item Type: Photograph
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[Artist in Residency Workshop]

Description: Photograph of an Artist in Residency workshop at SAMA. There is a white table with paper and other supplies scattered on it and another table in the background. There are numerous people attending the workshop, some children and some adults.
Date: 1986
Item Type: Photograph