15 Oct News Release: Popular Eiteljorg Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) Celebration Goes All VIRTUAL
Experience local and national artists and acts free online Oct. 28-Nov.2
INDIANAPOLIS – A popular annual community cultural arts celebration will be all virtual for the first time this year. The nationally recognized Eiteljorg Museum Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) Celebration will include multiple online events and experiences spanning nearly a week. The celebration begins Oct. 28 and concludes on Nov. 2, the traditional culmination of the Día de Muertos holiday.
During the Eiteljorg’s virtual Día de Muertos Celebration, people will experience an exciting lineup of cultural acts and artists. Get complete information and updates and sign up for events in advance at Eiteljorg.org/dayofthedead or Eiteljorg.org/diademuertos.
“Although the Día de Muertos Celebration will look a little different this year, we are incredibly excited about the opportunity to reach beyond the local community and involve organizations, artists and performers from across the United States — and even Mexico,” said Alisa Nordholt-Dean, Beeler Family Director of Education and Programs at the Eiteljorg.
This year’s Día de Muertos Celebration will offer exciting new opportunities – all from the comfort of home. Highlights include an artist talk by Carlos Barberena of the Instituto Grafico de Chicago, performances by Mexican singer Roselián, Mexican American musicians A Flor de Piel, a special performance by the Latino Arts Strings Program directed by Dinorah Marquez, a conversation with Mexican visual artist and activist Mustang Jane and more.
The Eiteljorg Día de Muertos is made possible through the curation and partnership with Nopal Cultural, a multicultural arts organization that seeks to enhance Latino-American arts in Indianapolis, as well as partnerships with Arte Mexicano en Indiana and Central Indiana Community Foundation.
Nopal Cultural’s carefully curated lineup will feature classic local favorites – performances by Grupo Folclórico Macehuani, Ballet Folklorico Mosaicos, and art-making with Richard Gabriel Jr. Without the constraints of time and travel, a variety of performances, art, cultural exchanges, and educational experiences from across North America will be at your fingertips. The Eiteljorg is also excited to partner with the National Museum of Mexican Art in an ofrenda (altar) presentation made by artist Juan Chawuk.
With roots going back thousands of years to Indigenous traditions in Mexico, Día de Muertos or Day of the Dead is a holiday celebration where people gather and remember 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 nations.
For ongoing information and to register in advance for events, visit Eiteljorg.org/dayofthedead or Eiteljorg.org/diademuertos. See complete schedule of events at: https://eiteljorg.org/dia-de-muertos/dia-de-muertos-schedule/
About the Eiteljorg Museum
A cultural pillar for more than 30 years in downtown Indianapolis’ scenic White River State Park, the Eiteljorg Museum seeks to inspire an appreciation and understanding of the art, history and cultures of the American West and the Indigenous peoples of North America by telling amazing stories. Located on the Central Canal at 500 West Washington St., the Eiteljorg was named one of the USA Today Readers’ Choice 10 Best Indiana Attractions.
Performances by musicians, artists and presenters will be free and online Oct. 28-Nov. 2 at www.eiteljorg.org during the Eiteljorg Museum’s virtual Día de Muertos Celebration.
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