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Atlantic Cape Art Gallery Debuts “Día De Los Muertos: A Time of Love and Remembrance” Day of the Dead Exhibit

09/12/2023 | Media Contact: David Zuba, Public Relations Manager and Copywriter | (609) 343-4933
The Day of the Dead art exhibit in the Spangler Library Art Gallery

MAYS LANDING — Atlantic Cape Community College’s Art Gallery is hosting a new exhibition titled “Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead): A Time of Love and Remembrance” now through Thursday, November 2 in the William Spangler Library (Building D1) on the second floor of the Mays Landing campus.

Professional and non-professional artists alike will be displaying their themed works of art that include skeletons, butterflies, marigolds and decorated small ofrendas (altars). The exhibit is currently accepting themed works from all artists through mid-September.

A public closing reception will be held in the Art Gallery on Thursday, November 2 from 5 - 6:30 p.m. During the Fall semester, the Spangler Library Art Gallery is open Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. - 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. and is closed on Sunday.

The Day of the Dead (Día De Los Muertos) is a two-day holiday that is said to reunite the living and dead. Families create ofrendas (offerings) to honor their departed family members. These ofrendas (altars) are decorated with bright yellow marigold flowers, photos of the departed, and the favorite foods and drinks of the one being honored. The offerings are believed to encourage visits from the deceased as the departed souls hear their prayers, smell their foods and join in the celebrations.

Visit for more information. Please contact Art Gallery Coordinator Katherine Aikens at with any questions.



About Atlantic Cape Community College

Atlantic Cape is a comprehensive two-year community college serving the residents of Atlantic and Cape May counties. The college offers over 40 career, transfer and workforce development programs to more than 8,000 students annually at three campuses in New Jersey: Atlantic City, Cape May Court House and Mays Landing.