John Spoor Broome Library


Library Rooftop

Day of the Dead Exhibit

Opening Reception

"The Celebration of the Lights of Life" will be held on Monday, October 29th, 2012 6:00 P.M.

Download the flier for this event here. (JPG, 1.3MB)

Sand Mural Creation

Join us in creating an evolving piece of art with distimguished Chicano artist Leo Limon

9:00am - 5:00pm. Monday, October 29th 2012 at the Broome Library Plaza.

Exhibit Information

Dates of Exhibition:  October 29th to November 9, 2012
Broome Library, Beside Childrens Section

Art Program and Multicultural Programs are pleased to announce the opening of Day of the Dead 2012, an annual students' installation exhibition.

El Dia de los Muertos (the Day of the Dead), is a Mexican celebration, rooted in  ancient Mexican and Spanish ritual traditions in which the life of the ancestors are celebrated. On this day in Mexico, the streets near the cemeteries are filled with decorations of Papel Picado, flowers, candy Calaveras (skeletons and skulls).

In Mexican culture it is believed that the spirit of the dead visit their families on November 1st (All Saints Day) and 2nd (All Souls Day), of each year. The families celebrate by creating home altars and place offerings of everyday life such aspan de Muertos (sweet bread baked in shapes of skulls and figures), candles, yellow marigolds known as Cempazuchitl/Zempasuchil and most importantly a photo of the departed soul is placed on the altar. The Art History 333 classes will celebrate this year's "Day of the Dead" with an exhibition.


For additional information contact the Art Program at 805-437-8570 or