2012 Día de Muertos/Day of the Dead

A Museum of International Folk Art Exhibition




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By Museum Admission, New Mexico residents with I.D. FREE on Sundays, youth 16 & under and Museum of New Mexico Foundation Members always admitted FREE! 

Event Description

For ages 3 to 103!
Decorate sugar skulls, make muertos nichos (memory boxes), sample Pan de Muerto, (Sweet bread), enjoy live music by Las Flores Del Valle! Los Ninos de Santa Fe y Compania will be performing and we also have a film about Day of Dead in South American, Todos Santos: La Fiesta de las Almas in Candelaria Bolivia by the Metamorfosis Documentation Project.


The celebration of the Día de Muertos/Day of the Dead is rooted in both indigenous Mexican and Catholic religious beliefs. These traditions center on honoring and celebrating the Dead. In the last few decades celebrations of Day of the Dead have increased in popularity throughout the U.S. The resulting, often humorous view of death as part of the life cycle provides and opportunity for families to gather and remember their loved ones.
The sugar skulls, papel picado, food, paper flowers, skeleton puppets, dance and processions that occur during this time encourages participation and expression on a variety of levels.