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    Time Before Memory

    Presented by at Institute of Texan Cultures

    October 7 - November 5, 2017

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    Time Before Memory

    To prepare for the traditional holiday of Dia de los Muertos, the UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures has tapped local artist David Zamora Casas to prepare an ofrenda.


    Zamora Casas plans to incorporate elements of Christian and Aztec traditions in an installation that spans from the museum’s entrance hall through the lower gallery. The imagery and decoration will invoke the grand altars of Mexico, scenes of decorated cemeteries, and smaller home altars. Per custom, the altars will incorporate images of family members that have passed away, along with the accoutrements of the holiday, such as incense, grain, water and candles.


    Zamora Casas will attend the ITC’s Free Second Sunday, October 8, for conversation and activities related to preparing a Dia de los Muertos altar.

    Institute of Texan Cultures

    801 E. Cesar Chavez Blvd.
    San Antonio, TX 78205

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    Admission Info:

    $10 for adults (12-64); $8 for seniors (65+) and children (6-11); free with membership, UTSA or Alamo Colleges identification.

    General Day and Time Info:

    Regular hours are 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday; noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.

    Phone: 210-458-2300

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