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Obscura Society NY: Viva La Muerte! A Lecture on Santa Muerte, Day of the Dead and La Catrina

Learn about the "skeleton saint" and other Latin American expressions of death and spirituality with a top scholar in the field.

Join Obscura Society members for an intellectual investigation into the Mexican spiritual connections to death, the iconography that propels them, and the stories surrounding them.

This in-depth lecture, given by R. Andrew Chesnut, Professor of Religious Studies, specialist in Latin American spirituality, and author of Devoted to Death: Santa Muerte, the Skeleton Saint offers insight into the mysterious and oft misinterpreted death-oriented religious practices of Latin America. Professor Chesnut will dissect Mexico's three main cultural expressions of death: Santa Muerte, Day of the Dead and La Catrina. By the end of the evening all will know, for example, that La Catrina has no magical powers while Santa Muerte is considered second only to God. 

Don't miss this rare chance to hear Professor Chesnut share his wealth of research and insight.


October 25th, 7pm-9pm

ACME Studios

63 N. 3rd St.

Brooklyn, NY


Questions? Email rebecca.posner@atlasobscura.com