Day of the Dead Celebration brings community together
What started several years ago as a small program to educate visitors about Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) has blossomed into a vibrant multicultural community celebration. Join Nopal Cultural and celebrate Day of the Dead at the Eiteljorg on Saturday, Oct. 26.
Admission will be free for Day of the Dead, and for the first time, we are extending the celebration until 8 p.m. Festivities include dance performances, art-making, a mercado (marketplace), music, ofrendas (altars), food, artist-in-residence Richard Gabriel, Jr., who specializes in Spanish Colonial tinwork, and much more.
What is Día de Muertos?
With roots going back thousands of years to indigenous traditions in Mexico, this holiday is a time to gather together to remember and celebrate friends and relatives who have passed on. Day of the Dead has evolved into a diverse festival, celebrated not only in Mexico but in the U.S. and many other countries.
And, don’t miss the Contemporary Altar and Art Exhibit featuring the work of artist Carlos Sosa, curated by community organizations and Nopal Cultural, Oct. 10 through Nov. 2. It is free and open to view during museum hours.
DÍA DE MUERTOS
DAY OF THE DEAD
10 a.m.–8 p.m.
FREE museum admission
CONTEMPORARY ALTAR AND ART EXHIBIT
OCT 10–NOV 2
FREE to view in Lilly Theater
This article originally appeared in the October 2019 issue of Storyteller magazine.