When: October 8–November 5, 2011
Where: SOMArts Bay Gallery, 934 Brannan St. (between 8th & 9th)
Gallery Hours: Tues–Fri, 12–7PM, Sat 11–5PM, Sun 11–3PM.
El Día de los Muertos, the Day of the Dead, provides a way for people to embrace the beauty of life and to honor the spirits of the dead. Intricate, traditional altars and complex art installations created by more than 80 Bay Area artists from a breadth of cultural backgrounds are on display in Illuminations: Dia de los Muertos 2011. Altars and installations range from deeply personal to political and many invite contribution or interaction from visitors.