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Día de Los Muertos: Lecture and Book Signing with Ann Murdy

October 27, 2019

1:30 – 3:00 pm


You are invited to a special lecture and book signing!

Join artist and author, Ann Murdy, for a discussion of her book, On the Path of Marigolds: Living Traditions of Mexico’s Day of the Dead / En el camino de los cempasúchitles: Tradiciones vivas del Día de Los Muertos de México with Dr. Tey Marianna Nunn, Director of the NHCC Art Museum. The discussion will be followed by a book signing with the author.

About the Author

Ann Murdy is an award-winning photographer who has been taking pictures of México’s Day of the Dead and other celebrations since 1991. Her photographs are in the permanent collections of the National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago, the photo archives of the New Mexico History Museum in Santa Fe, and the 9/11 Memorial Museum in New York City. She has a B.A. from Chapman University in Orange County, and also B.F.A. from the San Francisco Art Institute.

Her images have been featured in solo exhibitions at the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach, California, and the Hubbard Museum of the American West in Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico, as well as at the California Heritage Museum in Santa Monica, California, Museo Chicano in Phoenix, other venues throughout the West, and in Oaxaca, México.  She has built Day of the Dead altars at Self-Help Graphics and Olvera Street, a Mexican marketplace in Los Angeles, The California Heritage Museum, the Museum of Latin American Art, the Laguna Art Museum in Laguna Beach, California, and the Museum of International Folk Art and the International Folk Art Market in Santa Fe.

Her pictures have been published in The Santa Fean Magazine, and New Mexico Magazine, and in the books Christmas in Santa Fe, by Susan Weber (Gibbs Smith, 2011), The Santa Fe Fiesta Reinvented: Staking Ethno-Nationalist Claims to a Disappearing Homeland, by Sarah Bronwen Horton (School of Advanced Research Press, 2010), Visions of Santa Fe: Photographers See the City Different, edited by Baron Wolman (Squarebooks, 2005), Southwest Art Defined: An Illustrated Guide, by Margaret Moore Booker (Rio Nuevo Publishers, 2016), and Contemporary Chicano and Chicana Art: Artists, Work, Culture, and Education (Bilingual Press, 2002), among others. A native of Los Angeles, she has lived in Santa Fe for more than fifteen years.


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