The Milwaukee Art Museum is bringing back its Family Sundays: Day of the Dead event again this year.
It’s happening this Sunday, October 15th from 10-4.
You can explore the colors and symbols of Day of the Dead, and learn about the holiday’s special traditions through a range of hands-on activities, from making paper flowers to adding remembrances of someone special who has passed to the community ofrenda.
For more than 25 years, the Museum has partnered with local artists and organizations to celebrate Día de los Muertos.
10 AM–4 PM Hands-on Art Making | Add to the community ofrenda, embroider Día de los Muertos symbols, and make sugar skull masks, butterfly paintings, and paper flowers.
10 AM–4 PM Student Art Exhibition | See creations by students from Carollton Elementary School in the Kohl’s Art Studio.
11 AM–3 PM Visiting Artists | Meet artists from around the state and learn about how their heritage inspires what they create. Embroider Dia de los Muertos symbols with Andrea Muñiz, and learn about painting from Neto Atkinson. Add to a mural created by Adam Correa, and watch as Gabriela Marván demonstrates how to construct an ofrenda.
11 AM–3 PM Special Guests | CTSI Child Advancement Network (CAN)/Vroom, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Milwaukee, Forest Home Cemetery & Arboretum
Performances and More
11 AM | Dance performance by Ometochtli Mexican Folk Dance
12:30 PM | Bilingual story and sing-along with local librarian and educator Melanie Melville
1 PM | Drop-in tour: Artists of Mexican Heritage
2 PM | Latino Arts Strings Program performance featuring Mariachito Sol y Luna, Mariachi Infantil, and Mariachi Juvenil Grandes Lago
This event is included with Museum admission and free for Members and kids 12 and under, thanks to Kohl’s. Come prepared for your visit by reserving tickets at the door or online.
In 2013, Calie Herbst, a former teacher with three little ones, saw a need for a “One Stop Shop” for family fun in Milwaukee. So she founded Milwaukee With Kids. Her goal was to find the best this city has to offer families and share it with other parents. In one place.
In 2019, she published “Exploring Milwaukee WIth Kids”, a comprehensive Milwaukee travel guide for families and kids.
She appears regularly on WISN News, Fox 6’s ‘Real Milwaukee’, B93.3, and Wisconsin Morning News. She has been featured in Medium, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, NPR, the Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle, and on CBS 58 News.
Calie is available for hosting, moderating and media appearances.