october, 2017

29oct11:00 am- 4:00 pmDía de los Muertos Community Celebration

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Event Details

Free
Celebrate Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) with traditional dance performances and art-making activities. Visitors will be able to contribute to a community altar, enjoy special food and drink, and take tours of the collection in English and Spanish.

NOON-4 P.M.
ON VIEW
Community Altar
Sculpture Court, Level 2A
View the community altar and contribute an offering of your own.

Coyote by Edgar Reyes
Manuscript Gallery, Level 3
In a special installation, artist Edgar Reyes responds to the museum’s ancient Americas collection and explores the ongoing displacement of native people whose traditions are not defined by national borders. Coyote explores the connection between the art of the past and the contemporary Mexican diaspora.

ART MAKING ACTIVITIES

Ojos de Dios (God’s Eye)
Sculpture Court, Level 2A
Create a traditional Ojos de Dios or God’s Eye which is an important spiritual symbol for the Wixáritari, an indigenous native population of Mexico, as well as Spanish Catholic colonists.

Paper Cempasúchil
Sculpture Court, Level 2A
Learn how to make paper marigolds, or cempasúchil, which play an important role in the rituals of Día de los Muertos.

Hojalata
Studio A, Lower Level
Try your hand at creating Hojalata, or traditional Mexican folk art made with tin and decorated with unique cultural motifs and bright colors

12 P.M.
DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS TOUR
Centre Street Inner lobby, Level 1
Meet in the Centre Street Lobby for a special Spanish language tour*
*Starting in November, the Walters will offer Spanish language tours the first Saturday of each month.

1-2 P.M.
DANCE PERFORMANCE
Bailes de Mi Tierra featuring Briana and Allison Gonzalez
Graham Auditorium
Join us in the auditorium for a traditional Mexican folk dance performance by local troupe Bailes de Mi Tierra and songs by Briana and Allison Gonzalez.

2:30-3:30 P.M.
PERFORMANCE
Danza Guadalupana de Maryland and Danza de los Viejitos
Graham Auditorium
Join us in the auditorium for dance performances that blend traditional indigenous and Spanish dance with religious and cultural celebration.

1-4 P.M.
SPECIAL GUEST
Free Pixilated Photo Booth
Level 2 Lobby

Time

(Sunday) 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Location

The Walters Art Museum

600 North Charles Street, Baltimore MD 21201

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