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Día de los Muertos festival and exhibit coming to the Nave Museum

Oct. 22, 2011 at 5:22 a.m.

The Día de los Muertos exhibit, curated by John Moraida, will include  altars, or ofrendas, that commemorate the memory of a loved one. It will be open  from Oct. 29 through Nov. 20.

Victoria Regional Museum Association/The Nave Museum will be host to a free Día de los Muertos "Day of the Dead" Festival and Exhibit from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29. The Mexican holiday will be celebrated with a block party.

The event will begin with a somber march from St. Mary's church, at Church and Main streets, to the Nave Museum, at Moody and Commercial streets.

All are invited to join with marchers, many of whom will carry pictures of their deceased loved ones. Then festivities will commence with a sometimes macabre, but always loving, celebration on the grounds of the Nave Museum.

The exhibit at the Nave will include a silent auction of retablos, small devotional folk-art pieces. All proceeds help support the museum.

There also will be altars, or ofrendas, that commemorate the memory of a loved one. The altar exhibition, curated by John Moraida, will be displayed through Nov. 20.

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