27th Annual Dia de los Muertos Celebration at SBMA

Posted on Oct 20 by SEASONS Magazine

SBMA Dia De Los Muertos

SBMA’s Dia de los Muertos Celebration, courtesy of SBMA

The Santa Barbara Museum of Art’s 27th Annual Día de los Muertos Free Family Day takes place at 1130 State St., Sunday, October 23 from 1 – 4 p.m. throughout the galleries, in the museum’s plaza, in the State Street terrace and in  the Family Resource Center.

Día de los Muertos, or “Day of the Dead,” is an annual celebration commended by creating ofrendas (offerings) that include the favorite items, favorite foods, portraits and possessions of a deceased family member. This rich, lively event put on by the Santa Barbara Museum of Art honors the Mexican cultural tradition of Día de los Muertos through art activities, live music, dance performances, traditional Mexican refreshments and interactive altar installations designed by the museum’s teaching artists. The Santa Barbara Museum of Art’s display of these altars is created by partner schools and community organizations including La Cuesta Continuation High School, Santa Barbara Public Library Eastside Branch, Knox SchoolHomework/Artwork After-School at the Eastside Library, Art After School in partnership with Girls Inc. Santa Barbara and Girls Inc. Carpinteria; and Brandon Elementary, El Camino Elementary, Summerland Elementary, Canalino Elementary and Notre Dame School.

Join in on this locally influenced, culturally rich celebration with the entire family.

For more information, visit www.sbma.net or call 805/963-4364.

–Lauren Bennett

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