Muertos y Santos: Celebrating Life and Death in Latinx Communities

October 27, 2022, 6–7 p.m.

Location: Walters’ Graham Auditorium
Registration required.

Between October 31 and November 2, many Latin American countries celebrate and honor those who have passed in a variety of ways, including Día de Muertos, Día de Todos los Santos, and Día de los Fieles Difuntos. Across these varying holidays, altars, art, rituals, and religion are all part of the experience in one way or another. Artists Edgar Reyes and Nicoletta Darita de la Brown and freelance writer Priscila González de Doran at the Catholic Review will each share their perspectives and experiences engaging with various components of these holidays. Following the conversation, please join us for a question and answer session with the audience.

Please note that this program will be recorded and made available on our YouTube channel at a later date.


About the Guest Speakers:

Edgar Reyes, Baltimore multimedia artist, creates work that reflects his personal experience as an undocumented youth in the United States. He nurtures the development of youth-driven, arts-based leadership initiatives that illustrate how art and design thinking can assist in self-expression and easing of cultural tensions. His practice highlights the beauty of being Mexican-American, yet questions his national and cultural traditions. Like other Chicano artists, he challenges social norms to bring forth awareness of what it means to be Latino.

Nicoletta Darita de la Brown is an award-winning interdisciplinary artist and chamána (shaman) who comes from a long line of healers. She is Black Latinx; proud to be a first-generation Panamanian born in the United States. Her artworks re-conceive the life of an artist as thriving, nourishing herself and others during and through her art practice. She teaches ‘Mindfulness in Art Practice’ at Baltimore School for the Arts; former sculpture professor at Towson University and former adjunct faculty in the MFA in Community Arts Graduate Program at Maryland Institute College of Art. Nicoletta’s performances have been presented at The Phillips Collection, Washington DC; The Smithsonian, Washington DC; Walters Art Museum, Baltimore MD. Exhibitions of Nicoletta’s film/video and installation works have been presented at the Tribeca Film Festival, New York, NY; Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore MD; IA&A at Hillyer Gallery, Washington DC; Cardinal Gallery, Baltimore MD. Website: 


Priscila González de Doran is a freelance writer at Catholic Review. 


October 27, 2022


6–7 p.m.



Supporter Price



Talks & Lectures, Thursday Night

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