Head down to Discovery Green to see the beautiful installation.
Ahead of the spectacular Día de los Muertos festival taking place in Houston this November, Discovery Green is featuring a vivid installation of 10 painted skulls throughout the park grounds and Avenida de las Americas. [Featured image: @discoverygreen]
Día de los Muertos, otherwise known as Day of the Dead, is a traditional Mexican holiday that celebrates the lives of passed loved ones. The thousands-of-years-old Aztec-originated tradition is celebrated throughout Latin America every year with feasts, costumes, and sugar skulls.
“Take a moment this fall to celebrate life and remember those we have lost with Celebración de Vida by MEXICRÁNEOS , a large-scale art installation featuring 10 vibrantly 7’ tall painted skulls placed throughout Discovery Green and along Avenida de las Americas,” the organization writes on their website.
“Each skull is painted by a different Mexican artist to portray an aspect of Mexican culture or heritage. Celebración de Vida marks the first time the work has been shown in the United States.”
You can see these spectacular pieces in Discovery Green and along the Plaza at Avenida Houston from October 6 to November 7. No price for admission.
Additionally, the organization will feature a community altar from local artist Angel Quesada on November 1, in which visitors are invited to place photos, photo copies, and/or mementos of loved ones at the altar from 4 – 9 pm.
On November 6, Houston will have the chance to get in on the celebration with a Día de los Muertos festival and parade held at city hall according to abc13.