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[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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[Show at Paramount Theater]

Description: Photograph of a variety show performed at the Paramount Theater. There are people in a line, mostly standing shoulder to shoulder, in Day of the Dead themed costumes and make up. There are playful skull-themed decorations on the wall behind them.
Date: 1986
Item Type: Photograph

[Group in Day of the Dead Outfits]

Description: Photograph of a man to the far left facing to the right, a woman to the far right facing to the left and a woman in the middle. The man and the woman to the far right are puckering their lips and both have their faces painted like sugar skulls. The woman in the middle is dressed as the devil.
Date: 1986
Item Type: Photograph

[Two People with Faces Painted as Skulls]

Description: Photograph of a man and woman in Día de los Muertos costumes and their faces painted to look like sugar skulls. The man is wearing a black outfit and a large sombrero. The woman is wearing a black dress. There is a fake skull in the background. The photo was taken by Pio Pulido.
Date: 1986
Item Type: Photograph

[Sylvia Orzo Working]

Description: Photograph of Sylvia Orzo on the phone in the office at the Mexic-Arte Museum. There are numerous artworks hanging on the wall behind her and leaning against it.
Date: 1987
Item Type: Photograph
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[Postcard: Austin Annual]

Description: Postcard of the announcement of the Austin Annual of 1987. The information included describes that it includes an art exhibition and the location.
Date: 1987
Item Type: Postcard

[Day of the Dead Display]

Description: Photograph of a table covered in Day of the Dead items, such as bottles, candles and gourds. The wall behind it is also decorated and includes images of the Virgin Mary. In the foreground, there is a skeleton standing on the floor with a wig and large feather on its head.
Date: 1986
Item Type: Photograph

[Death Spectacular Show at Paramount Theater]

Description: Photograph of a stage filled with performers clothed in Day of the Dead costumes. In the background four performers (two male, two female) hold hands as if being pulled away from the action. Miscellaneous performers stand in the wings. In the foreground, two men in suits tussle with a figure costumed as a ram while a woman in white stands nearby. One man's hat has fallen to the ground; the woman wears a veil.
Date: 1986
Creator: Mexic-Arte Museum (Austin, Tex.)
Item Type: Photograph

[Couple in Day of the Dead Costumes]

Description: Photograph of a man and woman in black Day of the Dead costumes. The woman is fanning out her dress and holding the man's hand. The man has a sombrero on and his leotard has a skeleton painted on it.
Date: 1986
Item Type: Photograph

[Stage Event at the Paramount Theater]

Description: Photograph of a stage event at the Paramount Theater. The background is an orange-brown. There are three people in the picture, each in bright costumes. The person in the foreground is blurred because they were spinning. Their outfit is blue that covers the entire body. They have a gold collar and head piece. There is another man in a white outfit with a yellow skirt and head piece with a black collar. Behind him and standing higher up, another man in a red and yellow outfit with wings attached to his arms and a bird-shaped head piece.
Date: 1987
Item Type: Photograph

[Pamphlet: Día de los Muertos]

Description: Pamphlet that advertises the Día de los Muertos celebration hosted by the Mexic-Arte. There are Day of the Dead themed illustration and photos that frame the information. A schedule of the event is also included.
Date: 1987
Item Type: Pamphlet

[People Attending the Grand Opening Ceremony]

Description: Photograph of a large number of people in a room. They are celebrating the Grand Opening of the Mexic-Arte Museum's new location. There are artworks hanging on the wall to the right. Many of the people are speaking to one another. On the back wall, people can be seen leaning over a ledge on the second floor.
Date: September 23, 1988
Item Type: Photograph
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[The Austin Annual's Art Exhibition]

Description: Photograph of the art exhibition at the Austin Annual of 1987. In the background, there are sculptures on stands and behind them are artworks on the wall. There are other artworks hanging on the wall in the foreground and off to the sides.
Date: 1987
Item Type: Photograph

[Book: Festival Cinco de Mayo]

Description: Book of community events and advertisements relevant to the Austin, Texas area. In the center, there is a schedule of events in celebration of Cinco de Mayo. Some advertisements in the book mention local law firms or services, and others are for political positions.
Date: 1988
Item Type: Book

[Ribbon Cutting for Mexic-Arte Museum's New Location]

Description: Photograph of the ribbon cutting for the grand opening ceremony of Mexic-Arte Museum's new location. There are four men and two women attending, one of whom is Sylvia Orzo. The two women are holding the scissors and cutting the ribbon.
Date: September 23, 1988
Item Type: Photograph
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[Postcard: Cinco de Mayo Celebration]

Description: Postcard that advertises an event for Cinco de Mayo. On one side, artwork by Pio Pulido fills the paper. The phrase "5 May" is drawn in the middle of the paper. The art also features a snake, a person's profile and other items. On the flip side, there is mailing information.
Date: 1988
Item Type: Postcard

[Man and Woman Conversing]

Description: Photograph of a man and woman speaking to each other. The man is on the left and the woman on the right. There are people in the background. They are attending the Grand Opening of Mexic-Arte Museum's new location.
Date: September 23, 1988
Item Type: Photograph
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[Conference in Los Angeles]

Description: Photograph of three rows of people at the Open Dialogue Association of American Cultures in Los Angeles, California. The people in the first row are kneeling or sitting on the floor, the second row are sitting in chairs and the third row are standing.
Date: 1988
Item Type: Photograph

[Man in Mask Sitting in a Car]

Description: Photograph of a man sitting in a white car with a mask. The mask is sticking out of the car and partially covering the man's face. The mask has a white face with black markings, large blue feathers fanning out at the top and a few feathers coming out of the chin like a beard.
Date: 1986
Item Type: Photograph

[Planning for Día de los Muertos]

Description: Photograph of three men and one woman gathered around a round table with papers and notebooks scattered on the surface. There is one man is sitting away from the table with a book in his lap.
Date: 1986
Item Type: Photograph

[Preparing for Día de los Muertos]

Description: Photograph of people sitting around a table with notebooks and paper in front of them. There is one woman standing and looking over someone's shoulder. They appear to be developing plans and preparing the Día de los Muertos event.
Date: 1986
Item Type: Photograph