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El Museo del Barrio's
Dia De Los Muertos Party
Angel Orensanz Foundation for the Arts
November 2, 2007

Written by Jamie Sharpe
Photographed by Amy Davidson


Mexican Wrestler

On Friday, November 2nd, El Museo del Barrio celebrated the Dia De Los Muertos, (the Day of the Dead) downtown at the Angel Orensanz Foundation for the Arts on Norfolk Street. The space was decorated in a swanky ghoul-inspired fashion that had guests throwing back inventive cocktails and dancing the night away. Skeletons, bright colors, and a mariachi band set the tone for an evening of haute style that was as gorgeous as it was fun.

This event catered to an A-list crowd that included fashion designer Zang Toi and Gemma Kahng. Toi worked the crowd sporting a sleek black mask with orange flowers; his lady was draped in a stunning Toi creation. The crowd was particularly sophisticated; guests had poured in from around the country including photographers, models, and the glitterati. As the evening kicked into full swing, wrestling matches commenced in the middle of the action and thrilled party-goers. V.I.P.’s were treated to a view of the event from oversized balconies with tables lined with Mexican masks.

The night was complete success and definitely melded two cultures together. , Director of El Museo del Bario, said, “Tonight is strictly about having a good time. I want everyone to feel welcome and enjoy the party. Now is the time to dance and share traditions.”


Mariachi Musician
Mexican Wrestlers
Female Wrestlers
Lauren Van Natten of El Museo, El Museo Director Julian Zugazagoitia & Alicia Kingue
Beatriz de la Mora, Melcina Rosas & Lauren Van Natten of El Museo


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