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Milwaukee Art Museum celebrates Día de los Muertos during Kohl’s Art Generation Family Sundays

Families will explore this cultural tradition through hands-on activities, performances and more

By - Sep 27th, 2017 10:05 am
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Milwaukee Art Museum.

Milwaukee, Wis. – Sept. 27, 2017 – On Sunday, October 15, families are invited to visit the Milwaukee Art Museum for Kohl’s Art Generation Family Sundays: Día de los Muertos. This celebration of the traditional Mexican holiday is one of the Museum’s most popular annual family activities.

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Museum, visitors of all ages will learn about the culture and tradition of Día de los Muertos, exploring symbols of the holiday—monarch butterflies, sugar skulls, marigolds, and more—through a variety of hands-on art activities.

The Milwaukee-Based Dance Academy of Mexico of Marina Croft will present Mexican folkloric dance in traditional costumes, andthere will also be a performance by Latino Arts Mariachi Juvenil. Families will learn from local artists, as well as honor a loved one by adding their name to the community ofrenda, or altar.

Walker’s Point Center for the Arts and Día de los Muertos Parade Project Milwaukee will take part. Student art from ALBA Elementary School, Bruce-Guadalupe Community School and Pierce Elementary School will also be on display.

Activities will continue with Kohl’s Color Wheels, the Museum’s offsite studio program, at the 8th Annual Día de los Muertos Festival on Saturday, October 28th in Walker Square Park.

Día de los Muertos is celebrated throughout Mexico, in particular the Central and South regions, and by people of Mexican ancestry living in other places, especially the United States. This two-day holiday (Nov 1–2) brings family and friends together to honor loved ones who have passed on.

Kohl’s Art Generation Family Sundays are free with Museum admission, and kids 12 and under are free every day the Museum is open thanks to Kohl’s Cares.

About Family Sundays

Families can experience art together at Kohl’s Art Generation Family Sundays, the Museum’s special event—with hands-on art activities, performances, tours, and more—that happens only five times a year. For additional information, visit

About the Milwaukee Art Museum

Home to a rich collection of more than 30,000 works of art, the Milwaukee Art Museum is located on the shores of Lake Michigan. Its campus includes the Santiago Calatrava–designed Quadracci Pavilion, annually showcasing three feature exhibitions, and the Eero Saarinen–designed Milwaukee County War Memorial Center and David Kahler‒designed addition. The Museum recently reopened its Collection Galleries, debuting nearly 2,500 world-class works of art within dramatically transformed galleries and a new lakefront addition. This reimagined space also allows for the presentation of additional changing exhibitions. For more information, please visit:

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