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Tribute to Maggie Daley's life featured in Pilsen exhibit

The life and work of Maggie Daley, Chicago’s beloved former first lady, will be featured in the Dia de los Muertos — or Day of the Dead — exhibit at the National Museum of Mexican Art.

“Maggie Daley: A Tribute by Chicago’s Youth” opens with a 6 p.m. reception Thursday. The exhibit is comprised of approximately 25 pieces of art created by about 30 Chicago youth through Daley’s arts education program, After School Matters, as well as the Yollocalli Arts Reach, the museum’s arts education component, which receives After School Matters funding.

The annual Dia de los Muertos exhibit, which runs from September through mid-February, is the museum’s most popular and celebrates the lives of the recently departed, whether they are well-known members in the Pilsen and Little Village communities or national luminaries.