The museum depicts death not as a natural process or as the final end, but as the interpretation and expression of a people in the course of life. The Museum of Death lies in the old cemetery of Santa Veracruz. Neoclassical in style, it was built in a neighborhood of Indians during the 18th century. It retained its status as a cemetery until the year 1866. In 1997 as part of the 34th anniversary of the founding of the Autonomous University of Aguascalientes, it opened its doors to the public as a museum, inviting everyone to know the various artistic manifestations of its peculiar guest; the theme around death from the pre-Hispanic times to the present day. The collection is composed of works donated under the generosity of the master Bajoneras Gil, as well as other pieces amounting to over 2,000 articles related to death. Throughout its seven exhibition rooms housed in two buildings, it addresses the following topics: funeral traditions in Mesoamerican, scared art, crafts, art, and contemporary graphics. You can see the priceless contributions of contemporary artists in the visual arts and graphic arts such as Manuel Manilla, Jose Guadalupe Posada and Francisco Toledo. Every year during the celebrations of the Day of the Dead (November 1 and 2), is an altar dedicated to a different character. It offers guided tours, concerts, conferences, editorial presentations, and workshops of child creativity. Open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10:30a.m. to 6:30p.m. Free admission on Sundays.