The Day of the Dead Exhibition and Display at Palomar College
Library has been an annual event for 25 years! The Exhibition
began with the initiative and hard work of Jose Rangel, a former
professor and Alexis Ciurczak, a former librarian, through the
sponsorship of the Multicultural Studies Department and the
Library at Palomar College.
In past years, altars were built with many ofrendas. Students
created altars with ofrendas for visual artists and for visual
artists and many others who have left us. Sometimes the ofrendas
were open to the public so that they could leave photographs and
objects as small ofrendas for their departed loved ones. One
year, a painting from world renown artist Roland Crump (Former
Disney Art Director) was displayed. Other art from artists such
as Enrique Lazaro have been exhibited as well as crafts and
"artesanias" from Mexico.
Numerous books on the topic of the Day of the Dead have also
This year the event is sponsored by the
MEChA (Movimiento Estudiantil
Chicano/Chicana de Aetlan, a student organization that promotes
higher education, culture and history) and the Palomar College
To learn more about the Day of the Dead
click here to view a
list of library resources.