Dia de Muertos Community Celebration
October 29 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Join us at the museum from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. for an action-packed day of performances, artists, art-making activities, a Mercado (marketplace), and Catrinas (elaborately dressed and painted models inspired by Jose Posada’s iconic print La Calavera Catrina). Performance highlights include Son Monarcas from Chicago, Marvin Urroz, Sones de Mexico Folklore Academy, Ballet Folklorico Mosaicos, Mariachi Sol Jalisciense, Metzli Cultural, Grupo Folclórico Macehuani, 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. Día de Muertos, also called Day of the Dead, has evolved into a diverse festival, celebrated not only in Mexico but in the U.S. and many other countries.