Oct 29th 2017

Join the National Museum of Mexican Art for the annual Día de los Muertos Xicágo celebration on Sunday, October 29th from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Bring your friends and loved ones to celebrate Día de los Muertos as we transform the Museum and surrounding area into a beautiful work of art. To commemorate this special day, guests will enjoy face painting, art activities, ofrenda (altar) demonstrations, live musical performances, and Pan de Muerto (traditional Day of the Dead Bread). This year we are thrilled to be joined by Fernando Sic (Rimiyoho), who will create live animations projected on the Museum’s exterior.

Additionally, in Harrison Park, families and individuals are invited to create their own ofrendas (Day of the Dead altars) transforming the soccer field into a festive community gathering place. To create your own ofrenda visit our website for more info: www.diadelosmuertosxicago.com

Participate in the festivities by sharing a photograph of a departed loved one to celebrate their memory as part of the large illuminated ofrenda. Upload your photo here: www.diadelosmuertosxicago.com.
The deadline to submit a photograph is October 15th.

If you are attending this year’s Día de los Xicágo celebration please plan ahead and avoid traffic by taking public transit. Street parking is limited.

This event is easily accessible via Chicago’s public transit system. Options include a ride on the CTA Pink Line train, using the Damen or 18th St. stops or take the #50 Damen Bus to 19th St. or the #9 Ashland Bust to 18th St.

This event is free and open to the public.

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