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Special Exhibition Gallery


A Celebration of Souls: Day of the Dead in Southern Mexico

Sep 28, 2019–Jan 5, 2020

Each year, families in villages across Mexico gather to welcome home the visiting spirits of departed relatives on the Dia de Muertos (Day of the Dead). Explore the complex and rich histories of honoring the dead in ancient Mesoamerica, the labor of love involved in these diverse rituals, and the spiritual importance of this holiday through photographs taken in and around Oaxaca, Mexico. This exhibition was developed by the Field Museum in collaboration with Mars, Incorporated. 

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Upcoming Special Exhibits:

January 25–April 12, 2020: Artist Reima Victor Ratti (1914–1945) was born in Waukegan to Finnish immigrants and came of age during the Great Depression. 

September 2020–January 2021: Ansel Adams and Richard Wasserman: From the Mountains to the Prairies

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