Past Exhibit

Recuerdos Eternos: A Journey Back Home

October 22, 2022–November 5, 2022
At the Bluebonnet Theater at ITC

Exhibit Overview

“El Dia de los Muertos” or “The Day of the Dead” is a cultural tradition based throughout Latin America and is rooted in indigenous pre-colonial and Spanish Catholic ritual customs. The celebration encompasses All Saints Day and All Souls Day, and its festive imagery has become visible in celebrations across the US and the world.

To observe this long-practiced tradition of honoring the dead, the ITC in partnership with the UTSA Honors College Day of the Dead seminar class, will display Recuerdos Eternos: A Journey Back Home (Eternal Memories: A Journey Back Home) a student-produced exhibition featuring a traditional altar, nicho boxes created by UTSA students and the general public along with other traditional elements including marigold flowers, salt, water, incense, pictures, personal tokens, and religious icons.

The public can follow the UTSA Honors College students’ progress in building their nichos and altar through their posts on TikTok (@Recuerdos.Eternos) and Instagram (@utsarecuerdos.eternos). They will share videos offering insights, FAQs, and other relevant materials.

Thanks to:

  • Alegra Lozano, Assistant Professor of Practice, UTSA Honors College
  • UTSA Honors College Day of the Dead seminar class
  • UTSA Libraries Student Engagement Committee

To learn more about Nicho boxes, view our Quick Start Guide & Video.