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DÍa de los Muertos Celebration

Nov. 1 & 2, 2019

Celebrated throughout the US and Mexico, Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a time to honor and celebrate deceased loved ones and keep their memory alive. This FREE community event will feature a traditional Aztec altar by Maruca Salazar, ofrendas by area school groups, free art making activities and more!

In addition to the altars created by Salazar and community schools, the exhibition Visibility and Belonging: Chicanx Art in Context will be on view. Nancy Ríos, Visiting Assistant Professor in Southwest Studies at Colorado College, worked with CC students to curate the work, which explores Chicanx culture and its influences.

Wednesday, Oct. 30

Wednesday, Oct. 30

Due to weather, scheduled events for Oct. 30 have been moved to Friday

Friday, Nov. 1

Friday, Nov. 1

11 a.m.
Watch artist Maruca Salazar build a traditional Aztec altar honoring the deceased (altar on view through Nov. 10)
5-7:30 p.m.
First Friday Art Party featuring sugar skull demonstration, altar and community ofrenda viewing
Free museum admission

Saturday, Nov. 2

Saturday, Nov. 2

10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Free museum admission, food, artist demonstrations, and more. Bemis School of Art instructors will guide visitors in a hands-on activity creating tissue paper marigolds, traditionally used to decorate ofrendas.
2:15-4:30 p.m.
Performances by Colorado College’s Mariachi Tigre ensemble and local folk dance group Ballet Folklórico de la Raza

Free tastes of pan de muerto and free hot cocoa & Mexican hot cocoa available throughout the day courtesy of Azteca Gourmet and Bon Appetit

Image: Catrina (2009) by Jerry Vigil, gift of the artist, 2011.4

Sponsors

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
John and Margot Lane Foundation
The Anschutz Foundation
Colorado Creative Industries