Ofrendas de Mitchell: Día de Muertos Celebration and Procession

October 30, 2019 @ 4:00 pm 7:00 pm

Join Artist-in-Residence Celeste Contreras for hands-on arts workshops leading up to a traditional celebration of Día de Muertos. A live offering to our ancestors by México Indígena and world class Flautist, Ramiro Duarte. Milwaukee Art Museum presents Kohl’s Color Wheels will host a fun art activity. Face-painting, music and more! Procession begins at 6 p.m.

For more information on Gathering Art, Stories and Place visit: mpl.org/gasp

Details

Date:
October 30
Time:
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
https://mpl.org/gasp

Organizer

Milwaukee Public Library
Phone:
(414) 286-3000

Milwaukee Public Library

906 W Historic Mitchell St.
Milwaukee, WI 53204 United States
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http://www.mpl.org/hours_locations/mitchell.php

Día de los Muertos Ofrendas

October 23, 2019 @ 9:00 am November 22, 2019 @ 8:00 pm

Join us and view an array of ofrendas from local and regional artists, as well as community members.

*Opening reception: Friday, November 1 – 5:00 – 7:30 p.m. – free and open to the public!

Día de los Muertos (the Day of the Dead), a Mexican celebration, is a day to celebrate, remember, and prepare special foods in honor of those who have departed. On this day in Mexico, the streets near the cemeteries are filled with decorations of papel picado, flowers, candy calaveras (skeletons and skulls), and parades.

It is believed that the spirit of the dead visit their families on October 31 and leave on November 2.

In order to celebrate, the families make altars and place ofrendas (offerings) of food such as pan de muertos baked in shapes of skulls and figures, candles, incense, yellow marigolds known as cempazuchitl (also spelled zempasuchil) and most importantly a photo of the departed soul is placed on the altar.

 

Details

Start:
October 23 @ 9:00 am
End:
November 22 @ 8:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
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Organizer

Latino Arts, Inc.
Phone:
414-384-3100
Email:
info@latinoartsinc.org
Website:
www.latinoartsinc.org

Latino Arts, Inc.

1028 South 9th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53204 United States
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414-384-3100
https://www.latinoartsinc.org