The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – The Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA), in Los Angeles, California has several events that begin today for the Day of the Dead festival with an exhibit that includes a display of artist altars like Hector Elizondo, Sergio Arau and Valente Rodriguez.

“Latin American culture celebrates that day to be with their dead, not only to commemorate but to go see them in spiritual form. They will bring their favorite foods and drinks and celebrate and share,” explained Stuart Ashman, president and CEO of MOLAA.

This museum, located in Long Beach, south of Los Angeles, marks this important date in Mexican and Latin American culture through various events, including the play, Death Lives.

Among the altars that can be seen is one honoring the memory of Nobel Prize winner, Gabriel García Márquez, who died in Mexico on April 17.

The Festival of the Dead starts tonight with a gala fundraiser, “A Night of Giving” and continues through November 2 with an exhibition of altars, art and mask making workshops, jewelry and local food. (Crhoy)

The Costa Rica News (TCRN)

San Jose, Costa Rica