Community Day: El Día de Los Muertos

11 AM – 5 PM
Admission is FREE

Celebrate El Día de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) with a full day of live entertainment, cultural demonstrations, and an eclectic mix of artmaking experiences. Decorate calaveras de azúcar (sugar skulls) and engage with your family and community at SJMA.

Tickets available at the door!

Schedule of events

11 AM–4:30 PM
Hands-on art making: Calaveras Azucar (sugar skull) decorating and Flores de Papel (paper flowers). Activities in the Wendel Center and on the Skybridge.

11 AM–5 PM
Ofrenda artist Lissa Jones: Ofrenda display in Cafe (Display up, Fri 10/27 – Sun, 10/29).

11 AM–5 PM
Two large paper mache Catrina sculptures in lobby for photo-op.

11:15 AM–12 PM
Aztec dancers, Calpulli Tonalehqueh, opening ceremony, dance performance, and photo opportunity with visitors.

12–1:30 PM and 2–3:30 PM
Four Calacas (skeleton performers) will roam throughout the Museum engage and have their pictures taken with visitors.

1–3:30 PM
Phyllis Carrasco will provide demonstration on how to build an ofrenda (Skybridge).

2:30–3:15 PM
Cashion Cultural Legacy (Los Lupeños) will perform a 25-minute Mexican folk dance (Ballet Folklórico) followed by a 20-minute participatory and instructional demonstration for Museum visitors (lobby).