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Santa Muerte

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  • Posted on Thu Dec 14, 2017
    Holiday Discounts at the Texas Folklife Online StoreThis holiday season, buy a special gift for yourself or your loved one when you visit the Texas Folklife online store. Amongst our various options of Texas Folklife shirts, CDs, and DVDs, we are including special discounts on three items. These items include the 2014 Festival of Texas Fiddling shirt which is now only $5, our 2017...
  • Posted on Sat Aug 19, 2017
    La Santa Muerte: A Folk Saint in TexasScreening and Panel Discussion, feautring Andrew Chesnut, PhD and Malgorzata Oleszkiewicz-Peralba, PhDThursday October 5, 2017 (7pm)Guadalupe Theater 1301 Guadalupe St, San Antonio, TX 78207   FREE Event, tickets available at the door Film screening and panel discussion with filmmakers, Andrew Chesnut PhD, author of the first monograph on...
  • Posted on Fri Aug 18, 2017
                                                  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   MEDIA CONTACT: Sheree Scarborough (512) 922-5483,                    ...
  • Posted on Wed Aug 9, 2017
    La Santa Muerte: A Folk Saint in TexasScreening and Panel Discussion, feautring Andrew Chesnut PhDTuesday October 3, 2017 (7pm)Santa Cruz Studio Theater 1805 E 7th St - Austin, Texas   FREE with RSVP on EventbriteFilm screening and panel discussion with filmmakers and Andrew Chesnut PhD, leading religious studies scholar and author of the first monograph on the subject Devoted to...
  • Posted on Fri Mar 17, 2017
      LA SANTA MUERTE: A FOLK SAINT IN TEXAS 2017, Documentary Short, Produced by Texas Folklife Upcoming Free Screenings and Discussion Panels: Tues 10/3 Santa Cruz Studio Theater - Austin, TX Thurs 10/5 Guadalupe Theater - San Antonio TX Texas is one of the epicenters of devotion to La Santa Muerte, a controversial Mexican folk saint who personifies death. Through the perspectives...
  • Posted on Thu Oct 31, 2013
    Elements of an altar to La Santa Muerte Our presentation at BookWoman inspired us to build a mini altar to the Santa Muerte as demonstration.  We got most of our information from Andrew Chesnut's book, "Devoted to Death," and from a documentary by Mexican filmmaker Eva Aridjis.   Here's a list of items that are typically seen in a Santa Muerte altar, and pictures of our version at...

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  • Posted on Fri Oct 18, 2013
    Professor Andrew Chesnut visits Texas Folklife staff to inform the research on our latest documentary - a look into the devotion to La Santa Muerte in Texas. Professor of Religious Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University, Dr. Andrew Chesnut has authored the book Devoted to Death: Santa Muerte, the Skeleton Saint.  A grant from Humanities Texas supported a consultancy with Dr....

    Devoted to Death: Santa Muerte, the Skeleton Saint

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