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Día de los Muertos and Linares Studio

October 23, 2020 | 5:00PM - 6:00PM

Get into the spirit of Día de los Muertos by joining us for a conversation with Self Help Graphics & Art’s teaching artist William Acedo and the Coronado Family, and hear their perspectives on calacas by Felipe Linares in the Fowler’s collection. Norma and Edgar Coronado learned the craft of making calacas cartonerías (papier-mâché skeletons) from William Acedo through Self-Help Graphics & Art’s community art workshops and became master craftsmen themselves.

Feeling creative? Artist William Acedo will teach you how to make your own calaca cartonería (papier-mâché skeleton) out of household materials in a 5-part video workshop. Learn more here.

Self-Help Graphics & Art is the leading non-profit visual arts center serving the Latino community of Los Angeles. Founded in 1970 in the heart of East Los Angeles, Self Help Graphics & Art is dedicated to the production, interpretation, and distribution of prints and other art media by Chicana/o and Latinx artists. Their multidisciplinary, intergenerational programs promote artistic excellence and empower our community by providing access to space, tools, training, and capital.

William Acedo is a member of Self-Help Graphics & Art’s Artists’ Roundtable. Besides printing, he assists with the popular calavera papier-mâché workshops and the annual Día de los Muertos celebrations. His detailed, narrative woodcut prints can be found in the permanent collections of LACMA, the San Antonio Museum of Art, the Denver Art Museum, and in the private collection of Cheech Marin.


Festivals in the City of Angels: This series connects the museum programs with communities across the city in order to better understand manifestations of lived religions in Los Angeles and support local expressions of global faiths.

This program is generously supported by the Lilly Endowment.

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