Artists Return for Outdoor Día de los Muertos Installations at National Portrait Gallery

By Editorial Team on November 1, 2021
Courtesy of the National Portrait Gallery.
Event: Monday, November 1 and Tuesday, November 2 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Artists MasPaz, Guache, Omar Garcia, in collaboration with the National Portrait Gallery and DC Public Library

The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery presents the return of visual artists MasPaz, Guache, and Omar García for the museum’s annual Día de los Muertos celebration. From 4 p.m. onward on both days, visitors are invited to participate in the community altar on the 9th St steps of the museum. At dusk the artists will project a 2-hour live digital painting, video and sound performance onto the G Street and 9th street façades of the museum’s building. The projection will celebrate the Latinx community and the duality of life and death through music, digital storytelling, and live video painting. After the success of last year’s inaugural performance, the program has been extended to two nights for this year’s celebration.

National Portrait Gallery is located at G and 9th Streets NW