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Día de los Muertos Community Celebration

Date

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Time

12:00 PM–03:00 PM

Día de los Muertos Community Celebration

The museum’s community ofrenda, or altar, will be on display for the two weeks leading up to our Día de los Muertos celebration on October 30 from noon to 3 p.m.. Artist Edgar Reyes has created this year’s altar and is inviting all members of the public to bring items to place on the altar in honor of loved ones who have passed away.

Program

Noon–3 p.m.      
ON VIEW
Community Ofrenda:
View the community altar created by local artist Edgar Reyes with community contributions, and make an offering of your own.

ART ACTIVITIES

Personal Ofrenda. Create a small Día de los Muertos altar you can take home with you.

Paper Cempasúchil. Learn how to make paper marigolds, or cempasúchil. The flower plays an important role in the rituals of Día de los Muertos, as their bright color and unique scent attract the spirits of the dead back to collect the offering made in their honor.

1–2 p.m.
DANCE PERFORMANCE
Bailes de Mi Tierra
: Join us in the auditorium for a traditional Mexican folk dance performance by local dance troupe Bailes de Mi Tierra.

1–3 p.m.
Pixilated Photo Booth:
Commemorate your Día de los Muertos experience with a FREE photo

Due to conservation concerns we are unable to display plants, flowers, leaves, balloons, food, or liquids. We appreciate your support.