By Molly Snyder Senior Writer Published Oct 04, 2023 at 12:01 PM

Family Sundays: Día de los Muertos will take place Sunday, Oct. 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Milwaukee Art Museum, 700 N. Art Museum Drive.

The longtstanding Family Sundays program gives families the chance to take over the Museum for a day to engage with art and one another.

Returning to the Quadracci Pavilion, Family Sundays: Día de los Muertos celebrates the traditions of the holiday with dance and music performances led by community partners throughout the day, tours of works in the Museum’s collection by Mexican artists, the building of a community ofrenda, art stations and the chance to meet and greet artists from around the state. 

Family Sundays: Día de los Muertos is free to members, Wisconsin K-12 teachers with valid school ID or pay stub and kids 12 and under; $22 for adults: $17 for students, seniors and military

Here's the schedule for the day:

  • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Guests can add to the community ofrenda, embroider Día de los Muertos symbols, paint a monarch butterfly, make paper flowers and more
  • 11 a.m.–3 p.m. Mexican artists from around the state will share their creations and how they are inspired by their heritage.
  • 11 a.m. Dance performance and lesson led by Ometochtli Mexican Folk Dance.
  • 12:30 p.m. Bilingual story and sing-along with local educator and librarian Melanie Melville.
  • 1 p.m. Drop-in tour of works in the Museum’s collection by artists of Mexican heritage.
  • 2 p.m.: Latino Arts Strings Program performance featuring Mariachito Sol y Luna, Mariachi Infantil,and Mariachi Juvenil Grandes Lagos.

Molly Snyder started writing and publishing her work at the age 10, when her community newspaper printed her poem, "The Unicorn.” Since then, she's expanded beyond the subject of mythical creatures and written in many different mediums but, nearest and dearest to her heart, thousands of articles for OnMilwaukee.

Molly is a regular contributor to FOX6 News and numerous radio stations as well as the co-host of "Dandelions: A Podcast For Women.” She's received five Milwaukee Press Club Awards, served as the Pfister Narrator and is the Wisconsin State Fair’s Celebrity Cream Puff Eating Champion of 2019.