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El Paso Museum of Art brings Mexican culture with ofrenda honoring artist

El Paso Museum of Art's Dia De Los Muertos celebration

If you can’t make the El Paso Museum of Art's Dia De Los Muertos celebration this weekend, you can check out some of the exhibits before the event.

The exhibits are taking shape at the museum in downtown El Paso.

On Thursday, the museum placed an altar dedicated to artist Jose Guadalupe Posada. The celebration includesfestivities, live performances by mariachis and Baile Folklorico.

Posada died in 1913 and is considered one of Mexico's most influential artists.

"What we want to do is bring some of the celebrations, some of the traditions Mexico has to the museum because it's art, at the end it's art, it's culture and the purpose of the museum is to bring that to the public," said Adriana Martinez, with the Consulate General of México in El Paso

The Day of the Dead altar will be available to the public through Sunday.

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