Annual Día de los Muertos Celebration at Tucson Museum of Art Nov. 1, 2015

September 30 / 2015

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Annual Día de los Muertos Celebration at Tucson Museum of Art

TUCSON, ARIZONA (September 29, 2015)  – The annual Día de los Muertos celebration, a lively and art-filled tradition, returns to the Tucson Museum of Art (TMA) 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.

Date & Time:    Sunday, November 1, 2015, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Procession:      Arrives at TMA on Sunday, November 1, 2015, 12:30 PM
What: 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, face painting for kids, photo opportunity as a skeleton rendered by ~:Banda Calaca:~ installation artist Hank Tusinski, Mexican food and beverage vendors
Location:          Tucson Museum of Art, 140 N. Main Avenue, Tucson, AZ  85701

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