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DÍa de los Muertos Celebration

November 1 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Annual Día de los Muertos Celebration at Tucson Museum of Art

The annual Día de los Muertos celebration is a lively and art-filled tradition and returns to the Tucson Museum of Art courtyards, plaza, and lobby on Sunday, November 1, 2015, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

There will be a community altar, altars decorated by local schools, live music by Mariachi Aztlan from Pueblo High School, a piñata, chalk and bean drawings by Pima Community College students, art-making for families, and face painting for kids. Vendors will provide Mexican food and beverages for sale. Participants can be photographed as a skeleton rendered by ~:Banda Calaca:~ installation artist Hank Tusinski. Families are encouraged to join the fun.

A procession of artists with masks, giant puppets, and costumes will arrive at 12:30 PM, and tour the Museum grounds led by artist and TMA faculty Sue Johnson, creator of the Tucson All Souls Procession.

This event is free and open to the public in the Museum’s courtyards, plaza, and lobby. Museum gallery admission is half price for this event and on the First Sunday of each month. ~:Banda Calaca:~ is on view through January 3, 2016.

This celebration is made possible by the PLACE VI (People, Land, Art, Culture, and Engagement) grant from the Tucson Pima Arts Council.


Picture This! Art for Families: Sugar Skulls, Ofrendas, and Altars Begins at 1 PM

Día de los Muertos is a Mexican celebration that focuses on bringing family and friends together to pray for and remember relatives who have passed away. Join TMA in celebrating Día de los Muertos with food, performances, and creative activities while exploring community altars set up around the Museum grounds. Once you have experienced this celebration, you may make your own Día de los Muertos-inspired art pieces.

Free Family Program.


November 1
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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