Milwaukee Art Museum celebrates Día de los Muertos during Kohl’s Art Generation Family Sundays

Posted on September 29th, 2017

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Milwaukee, Wis. – Sept. 27, 2017 – On Sunday, October 15, families are invited to visit the Milwaukee Art Museum for Kohl’s Art Generation Family Sundays: Día de los Muertos. This celebration of the traditional Mexican holiday is one of the Museum’s most popular annual family activities.

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Museum, visitors of all ages will learn about the culture and tradition of Día de los Muertos, exploring symbols of the holiday—monarch butterflies, sugar skulls, marigolds, and more—through a variety of hands-on art activities.

The Milwaukee-Based Dance Academy of Mexico of Marina Croft will present Mexican folkloric dance in traditional costumes, and there will also be a performance by Latino Arts Mariachi Juvenil. Families will learn from local artists, as well as honor a loved one by adding their name to the community ofrenda, or altar.

Walker’s Point Center for the Arts and Día de los Muertos Parade Project Milwaukee will take part. Student art from ALBA Elementary School, Bruce-Guadalupe Community School and Pierce Elementary School will also be on display.

Activities will continue with Kohl’s Color Wheels, the Museum’s offsite studio program, at the 8th Annual Día de los Muertos Festival on Saturday, October 28th in Walker Square Park.

Día de los Muertos is celebrated throughout Mexico, in particular, the Central and South regions, and by people of Mexican ancestry living in other places, especially the United States. This two-day holiday (Nov 1–2) brings family and friends together to honor loved ones who have passed on.

Kohl’s Art Generation Family Sundays are free with Museum admission, and kids 12 and under are free every day the Museum is open thanks to Kohl’s Cares.

About Family Sundays
Families can experience art together at Kohl’s Art Generation Family Sundays, the Museum’s special event—with hands-on art activities, performances, tours, and more—that happens only five times a year. For additional information, visit mam.org/artgeneration.