This offering is dedicated to María Félix, a Mexican actress born in Alamos, Sonora. Of a strong character, she is considered one of the most important female figures of Mexican Cinema's Golden Age, and one of the most beautiful actresses of her time. She appeared in 47 films with artists such as Dolores de Río, Pedro Armendáriz, Rossano Brazzi, George Marshall, Yves Montand, Gérard Philipe, Vittorio Gassman, Curt Jurgens, Fernando Rey, Jack Palace, Jorge Mistral, among others. She was known as «La Doña» (The Madame), after her role in the 1943 film, "Doña Bárbara."

The altar can be found in the arcade just outside the Museum entrance.


Mingei International Museum has also loaned several objects for a Día de los Muertos exhibition at California Center for the Arts, Escondido

October 3 - November 9

Celebrate Mexico’s colorful holiday Día de los Muertos at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido museum exhibition, Colores de La Muerte! Enjoy this culturally-rich exhibition featuring the Tren de la Historia, a series of narrative sculptures; 36 Día de los Muertos-inspired skeleton figures from the Mingei International Museum and a monumental altar installation honoring the Mexican author, Octavio Paz.


On View: Oct 24, 2014 - Nov 30, 2014

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Mid-Century Work from the Collection of Mingei International Museum

May 11, 2019 - July 28, 2019Opens soon