Dia de los Muertos

Objects from Lisa Rivera’s Day of the Dead Collection




October 22 – November 15, 2018


From October 22, 2018 – November 15, 2018, the library display cases contain a collection of folk art and other objects related to the Mexican Day of the Dead, on loan from Sewickley resident Lisa Rivera.

A celebration that originated in Mexico but is celebrated throughout Latin America, Día de los Muertos or Day of the Dead, is a festive 2 day event celebrated on Nov 1 and 2 that honors deceased family members and ancestors. Come check it out to learn more!


Lisa Rivera is a Sewickley resident who hails from El Paso Texas, across the border from Juarez, Mexico.
She frequently visited the Mexican sister city, and early on developed a lifelong fondness for all things Mexican.
In particular, Lisa has amassed a large collection of objects related to the Day of the Dead and was so kind to
lend the library a beautiful array of sculptures, paintings and even mass produced objects
(to show how ubiquitous the holiday has become) as well as creating a sample Ofrenda, or altar, which honors the dead.

Our Display Cases are curated by Alex Lakin.

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