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Pues, viene el Día de los Muertos: need your calavera fix? If you’re too busy to make your own sugar skulls (though the Current believes that any real San Antonian makes time), head on over to the Russell Hill Rogers Gallery on the Southwest School Of Art & Craft’s Navarro campus, where the print exhibition Tzompantli — named after the pre-Colombian art-ritual practice of mounting human skulls on racks — awaits you. Curator Graciela Kartofel originally assembled more than 100 intimate-scale prints, each addressing the tradition of the iconic Día de los Muertos skull, for the 2006 International Cervantino Festival in Mexico, and has re-curated the collection specially for San Anto. The diverse prints include pre-Colombian, folk, colonial, and contemporary elements; some are wryly humorous, others are dark and comtemplative. Tzompantli is fun both for aficionados de los muertos and for unfamiliar peeps looking to get a thorough grounding in this rich, undying tradition. Contributing artists include Octavio Bajonero, José Luis Méndes, and Jesús Martínez. The opening reception is 5:30-7:30pm, Thursday, October 30. Visit swschool.org for regular visiting hours and additional exhibit info.


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