What can our ancestors teach us about creativity and resistance?

Día de los Muertos 2017

Opening reception with live music and performances
Friday, October 6, 6:00–9:00 pm
Featuring over 60 artists working together to build an immersive environment for reflection and creativity, Day of the Dead at SOMArts insists that we honor the people and places that have been lost.
Now in its 18th year at SOMArts, this year’s theme, Remembrance and Resistance emphasizes the importance of mourning in the context of resistance struggles. Since its inception, Day of the Dead at SOMArts has offered a space for community reflection and remembrance, refusing to forget those who have been lost to police brutality, gentrification and displacement, and environmental destruction. Now more than ever, it’s imperative to honor the dead and reflect on their legacies. 
Co-curated by father and son team René and Rio Yañez, Día de los Muertos at SOMArts embodies René's over 30-year career of community-building art and activism in San Francisco.
Help us celebrate this community undertaking with an exhibition unveiling next Friday, October 6, $12–15 sliding scale admission, featuring music by Caribbean fusion band LA GENTE and multi-disciplinary performance from La Mezcla.
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Remembrance and Resistance: SOMArts' Annual Día de los Muertos Exhibition
On view October 6–November 9, 2017
Gallery hours: TuesdayFriday 12–7pmSaturday 11am–5pm & Sunday11am–3pm

Inspired by cherished relationships, current events, and personal and collective histories, more than 25 altars by over 60 participating Día de los Muertos artists build a dense environment of creativity that creates space for meaningful reflection and community engagement. Learn more here!

Remembrance and Resistance: Día de los Muertos Exhibition Unveiling
Friday, October 66–9pm

The exhibition unveiling, $12–15 sliding scale admission, features music by San Francisco-based Caribbean fusion band LA GENTE, a multidisciplinary performance tribute to the Zoot Suit Riots by dance group La Mezcla, and other special guests. Advance tickets are strongly encouraged. Learn more here!

Remembrance and Resistance: Día de los Muertos Mission Salon
Friday, October 206–9pm

In conjunction with this year’s Day of the Dead exhibition, SOMArts will partner with curator David Kubrin to bring the spirit of San Francisco’s Mission District to the exhibition. Featuring San Francisco Poet Laureate Kim Shuck with performances by Trio Cambio, Los Nadies, Josue Rojas, and Musical Art Quintet, this interactive salon will invite audience members to reflect on the importance of preserving and maintaining the cultural vibrancy of San Francisco. Learn more here!
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Image credits: Día de los Muertos model Carrie Love, photo by Rio Yañez. Day of the Dead 2016, photo by Chani Bockwinkel.
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