For years, the Milwaukee Art Museum has hosted one of the city's favorite Dia de los Muertos family-friendly events in the light-filled Quadracchi Pavilion. This year, of course, it's going virtual.
The online fiesta, officially called "Kohl’s Family Sundays at Home: Día de los Muertos," takes place Saturday, Oct. 18 beginning at 10 a.m. The content will be available through Monday, Nov. 2. The event is free, but families are encouraged to make an online donation to support the museum, local artists, vendors and partners.
Participants can visit mam.org/family-sundays to explore activities inspired by the traditional Mexican holiday. Online performances include a song by Mariachi Monarcha de Milwaukee and a story read in English and Spanish, presented by Milwaukee Public Library.
Naturally, art-making remains part of the popular annual event. Participants can learn how to make a corn husk marigold and personalize an ofrenda (altar) with local artists Yesica Coria and Debbie Sajnani. Completed works can be displayed during the event by sharing photos on social media, using the hashtag #MAMStudioAtHome.
Molly Snyder grew up on Milwaukee's East Side and today, she lives in the Walker's Point neighborhood with her partner and two sons.
As a full time senior writer, editorial manager and self-described experience junkie, Molly has written thousands of articles about Milwaukee (and a few about New Orleans, Detroit, Indianapolis, Boston and various vacation spots in Wisconsin) that range in subject from where to get the best cup of coffee to an in-depth profile on the survivors of the iconic Norman apartment building that burned down in the '90s.
She also once got a colonic just to report on it, but that's enough on that.
Always told she had a "radio voice," Molly found herself as a regular contributor on FM102, 97WMYX and 1130WISN with her childhood radio favorite, Gene Mueller.
Molly's poetry, essays and articles appeared in many publications including USA Today, The Writer, The Sun Magazine and more. She has a collection of poetry, "Topless," and is slowly writing a memoir.
In 2009, Molly won a Milwaukee Press Club Award. She served as the Narrator / writer-in-residence at the Pfister Hotel from 2013-2014. She is also a story slam-winning storyteller who has performed with The Moth, Ex Fabula and Risk!
When she's not writing, interviewing or mom-ing, Molly teaches tarot card classes, gardens, sits in bars drinking Miller products and dreams of being in a punk band again.