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.
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