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Rosa Zamora

Day of the Dead Altars
Milwaukee, WI

Rosa Zamora.  Photo by Twyla Clark.Rosa Zamora, who has roots in Michoacan Mexico, has spent many years researching and curating exhibits on the Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) traditions. She creates Day of the Dead altars, incorporating items of significance to the departed loved one being honored. Rosa makes sugar skulls, papercuts and pan de muerto (traditional bread of the dead) for inclusion with her altars. She organizes community shows of altars every October at Walker’s Point Center for the Arts.  In her presentations, she explains the cultural significance of Day of the Dead and stresses the importance of memorializing deceased loved ones. She also can provide demonstrations upon request.

Program Formats

A general presentation

Best for Ages

Mixed audience of any age


Artist fee:

$200, but negotiable based on agency and distance




$50 maximum

Program Needs:
2-3 tables, a board to nail items to, crates, TV with VCR, overhead projector, screen

Flexible, though Saturdays are best. Willing to travel up to 100 miles.

Past Venues:

  • Mexican Fine Arts Museum Center, Chicago
  • Midwest Folklife Festival, Dodgeville
  • Portage County Cultural Festival, Stevens Point
  • Milwaukee Public Theatre
  • Milwaukee Art Museum
  • Mexican Fiesta, Milwaukee
  • Walker’s Point Center for the Arts, Milwaukee
  • University of Wisconsin, Whitewater
  • Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Washington D.C., 1998
  • Wisconsin Folklife Festival, Madison

Rosa Zamora

last updated: 12/22/2011   


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