New ‘Remember Me!’ La Celebración del Día de Muertos Exhibit at Epcot

by on September 29, 2017 1 Comment

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‘Remember Me!’ La Celebración del Día de Muertos

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In case you didn’t know, Pixar has a movie coming out this Thanksgiving holiday called Coco. Well, in an obvious attempt to tie in the movie with the theme parks, Disney is introducing a brand new exhibit for the Mexico Pavilion at Epcot called ‘Remember Me!’ La Celebración del Día de Muertos.

The exhibit features artwork of prominent Mexican and Mexican-American artists that explores the traditions of Día de Muertos. (The main premise behind Coco.) For those who are unaware, Día de los Muertos is a two-day celebration that honors departed children and adults and takes place on November 1st and 2nd each year.

The Remember Me! La Celebración del Día de Muertos exhibit features beautiful artwork including papel picado, sugar skulls and paper sculptures, as well as pre-hispanic items that are on loan from various museums. The gallery also highlights four pieces of artwork and explores the artists’ processes with the centerpiece being a piece called Bridal Couple with four sculptures ranging from 2.5-10 feet tall.

There is no end date for the ‘Remember Me!’ La Celebración del Día de Muertos exhibit. I don’t know about you, but I look forward to experiencing it in person on my next trip.

Posted on September 29, 2017

One Response to “New ‘Remember Me!’ La Celebración del Día de Muertos Exhibit at Epcot”

  • I am really happy that exhibit is taking inspiration from the theme of the movie, but isn’t about the movie itself. I don’t mind seeing some influences of different movies in World showcase, like character meetings and even rides featuring movies actually based in that country- I have no issue with the Remy ride coming to France because of how much the setting of that movie revolved around Paris, and I’m not opposed to seeing a Coco re theme of the boat ride in Mexico since that movie is very specifically set in mexico and revolves heavily around a Mexican custom. I’m still very uneasy about the Frozen take over of Norway though- while a lot of the movie and setting was based around Scandinavian art and culture, Arendele is still not Norway. If the distinction makes sense?