November 26, 2020 - November 29, 2020
La Calavera Catrina
Venue: Tucson Botanical Gardens
Time: Garden hours: 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM - entry to exhibit will be in timed blocks; Special Evening Hours: Thurs. - Sun. 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM | 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
A parade of rich history and iconography through colorful and joyful large-scale skeleton sculptures.
For the first time ever, La Calavera Catrina will be on exhibit outside of Denver, Colorado and will grace Tucson, Arizona with their presence. Beginning September 17, guests of the Tucson Botanical Gardens will experience the rich history and iconography through colorful and joyful large-scale skeleton sculptures titled La Calavera Catrina.
This exhibit, organized by the Denver Botanic Garden, features the work of Ricardo Soltero (b. 1962, Nayarit, Mexico) and his creations are one of Día de los Muertos most recognizable figures.
La Catrina was born out of Mexican social satire depicting the upper classes and is still depicted in art today in celebration of the holiday.
The Los Angeles-based artist created 8-9 foot tall figures that represent nine figures from Mexican culture. Highlighting figures named La Catrina de Diego Rivera, La Friducha, La Catrina garbancera de Jose Guadalupe Posada, and La Catrina vestida de mariposas, along with many more.
Timed entry will be used for safety.