Siempre Mujer and The Museum of Latin American Art Host Second-Annual Day of the Dead Fundraising Gala Paying Tribute to the Memory and Music of Selena

Cultural Celebration Features Live Musical Performances, Traditional Altar Exhibitions from Renowned Author Sandra Cisneros and Local Artists, Live Painting by Los Angeles-Based Artist Robert Vargas, Festive Food and Drink, Face Painting, and a Silent Auction

NEW YORK, Oct. 8, 2015 — (PRNewswire) —   Siempre Mujer, the largest Spanish-language lifestyle magazine for Latinas in the U.S., today announced that it is once again partnering with The Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA), the only museum in the country dedicated to modern and contemporary Latin American art, to host its second-annual Day of the Dead fundraiser celebrating the traditional Mexican holiday rapidly gaining popularity in America and around the world.

The ticketed event, held at MOLAA in Long Beach, Calif., on Friday, Oct. 30, at 8 p.m., is open to the public. Tickets are available both online and at the door. The 2014 event raised more than $75,000, and proceeds from ticket sales and the silent auction will continue to benefit MOLAA's exhibition and art education initiatives.

Stuart A. Ashman, MOLAA's President and CEO says, "I am so pleased to partner with Siempre Mujer on Fotos y Recuerdos, our Día de los Muertos fundraising gala, an event that supports the Museum's educational goal of providing a rich, cultural context for our exhibitions through vibrant events and programs."

The theme of the event, Fotos y Recuerdos celebrates the memory and enduring legacy of Selena's music two decades after her tragic death. The museum will also display a Community Altar honoring the Tejano artist.

"Our partnership with MOLAA was a huge success last year," says Siempre Mujer Editor-in-Chief María Cristina Marrero. "This year's Fotos y Recuerdos gala will once again be the place to be to celebrate Day of the Dead, as we honor our unique Latino heritage, support one of the leading cultural institutions in the country, and pay tribute to one of the most talented and iconic Latinas of the past century."

The fundraiser will also kick off MOLAA's first-ever Day of the Dead Art & Altar Exhibition, featuring A Room of Her Own, an altar installation created by renowned author Sandra Cisneros honoring her mother, Elvira Cordero Cisneros, which was previously on display in The National Museum of American History, as well as additional altars created by local artists. Attendees will enjoy a private viewing of the exhibit, which runs through Nov. 29.

Cisneros says, "My mother was a devotee of museums, so I am thrilled that this final installation of her traveling altar will have meaningful home at the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach, California."

The event is expected to attract more than 500 leaders in art, media, entertainment, politics, philanthropy and business.

Additional event highlights include:

  • Musical performances by Thee Commons, Boogaloo Assassins, Buyepongo, and Eastside Luv Residente D.J. Bsyde Morales.
  • Special guest appearances by Sandra Cisneros, the renowned author of The House on Mango Street and the upcoming A House of My Own, and Va por Ti finalist Virginia Stille.
  • Live painting by Los Angeles-based artist Robert Vargas.
  • A silent auction featuring exclusive travel, art and entertainment experiences.
  • Specialty cocktails and traditional Mexican cuisine with a twist.
  • Day of the Dead-inspired face painting.

Siempre Mujer is the Official Media Partner of the event. Additional event sponsors include Official Food Sponsor HERDEZ® Brand, the No. 1 salsa brand in Mexico, which will be providing a bountiful spread of festive food and the face painting stations; Ancestry, which will provide access to its world class searchable database of historical records and documents through interactive, and on-site ancestor and lineage tracing; el Jimador tequila, which will be providing specialty cocktails; Korbel, which will be providing champagne; and Event Partner Mexico Tourism Board.

"Siempre Mujer is committed to helping our Latino community thrive, whether it's through cultural events, scholarship programs or beyond," says Siempre Mujer Associate Publisher Veronica Viviana Wilson. "We're excited to team up again with our returning sponsors and new partners for the second year of this fun and unique program, and work together to benefit this celebrated cultural institution."  

For more information, please visit http://molaa.org/diadelosmuertosgala.aspx.  

ABOUT SIEMPRE MUJER
Launched in 2005 by Meredith Corporation (NYSE: MDP, www.meredith.com), Siempre Mujer is the only magazine written for, by and about the modern U.S. Hispanic woman who is actualizing her goal of success. With fresh, authentic and inspiring content, Siempre Mujer has become one of the leading Spanish language women's magazines and the Latina's source for the things she cares about most; beauty, style, fitness, fashion, arts, culture, and career, helping her be the best woman she can be, a leader, a doer, and a role model. Siempre Mujer reaches 1.8 million readers every issue, and is published on a bi-monthly basis. SiempreMujer.com provides the latest in beauty and fashion trends, and original editorial content about relationships, current events, celebrity news and entertainment.

ABOUT THE MUSEUM OF LATIN AMERICAN ART (MOLAA)
The Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) was founded in 1996 in Long Beach, California and serves the greater Los Angeles area. MOLAA is the only museum in the United States dedicated to modern and contemporary Latin American art. Since its inception, MOLAA has doubled in size and continues to expand its permanent collection, ranging from works by Tamayo and Matta to Cruz-Diez, Los Carpinteros and Tunga. With its physical expansion complete, MOLAA's focus is on strengthening its position as a multidisciplinary institution providing cross-cultural dialogue. For additional information visit: www.molaa.org |Facebook: @MuseumofLatinAmericanArt(MOLAA) | Instagram: @molaaart |Twitter: @molaa

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