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Subject: Arts: Art & Artists

The Art Appreciation Series

A series of documentaries that opens one's eyes to a deeper appreciation of art, reflecting not only on great art and artists, but also on the positive affects art and design have on society as a whole. Series: 7 or 9 programs (10 to 60 minutes). Click for more

Homenaje a Tenochtitlan: An Installation for the Day of the Dead

Homenaje a Tenochtitlan: An Installation for Day of the Dead

"Highly Recommended! This beautiful documentary is a useful tool for understanding the importance of the "Day of the Dead" celebration; it is also excellent for any who have an interest in Chicano/Chicana art." -Library Journal
Celebrating the 500th Anniversary of Christopher Columbus' arrival into the "New World," Smith College Museum of Art in Northampton, Massachusetts, invited Texas-born artist Carmen Lomas Garza to install "Homenaje a Tenochtitlan: An Installation for the Day of the Dead" (Homage to Tenochtitlan, the Aztec capital that Hernán Cortés attacked in 1521, and current site of Mexico City). Here the artist explains the symbolism of her historic ofrenda, based on traditional Mexican altar offerings, which she created with a group of students, paying tribute both to her own ancestors and mentors and also to cultures destroyed by the invasion of the Conquistadors. Produced by Elizabeth Sher. 02/10DE JSCA 30 min.
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