Día de los Muertos Community Celebration

Celebrate the 2021 Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) with the Walters Art Museum in person or online.

From October 20 – November 7, visitors to the Walters Art Museum can contribute to a community altar designed by artist Edgar Reyes, pick up an Art Kit, and visit the Translations and Transitions / Traducciones y Transiciones exhibition. A special community conversation will be held on October 28 to explore the variations of traditions practiced as part of the Día de los Muertos celebrations. Explore more programs, activities, and community resources online.

For the safety of our community and staff, there will not be a single-day festival this year. Visitors can celebrate Día de los Muertos at the museum at any time October 20–November 7.

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Videos about artworks in the ancient Americas collection, as well as a conversation with artist Edgar Reyes.


Paper Marigolds

Cempasúchiles, or marigolds, are flowers that have an important role in Día de los Muertos. Make your own paper marigolds by following along with this video or download the art lesson in English and Spanish.


Personal Ofrenda

Part of the celebration is spending time with the spirits of loved ones. Families set up ofrendas, or altars, and share in food and entertainment like music. Using ordinary materials, you can make an ofrenda. Follow the video or download the art lesson in English and Spanish.

Community Resources

Support local organizations and businesses that are a part of Baltimore’s Latinx community.