The Day of the Dead will be celebrated in grand style at the National Museum of Mexican Art this weekend.
For a post-Halloween celebration like no other, head over to the National Museum of Mexican Art, 1852 W. 19th St. This world-class FREE museum is hosting the country’s largest “Day of the Dead” (Dia de los Muertos) exhibit/musical celebration. More than 60 Mexican artists from the U.S. and Mexico are presenting their altars, pop art, fine art, sculpture, textiles and installations. The exhibition runs through Dec. 15.
A Day of the Dead installation by Elena Climent.
For $35, you can attend the Dia de los Muertos Ball at the museum on Nov. 2, featuring entertainment by Sones de Mexico and a brass quartet from the Chicago Civic Opera. The event takes place from 7 to 10 p.m. The ball also observes the 100th anniversary of the death of legendary Mexicanprintmaker Jose Guadlupe Posada. For tickets, visit www.nationalmuseumofmexicanart.org
Sones de Mexico
And what’s a Day of the Dead celebration with those iconic sugar skulls? Check out the museum’s collection or watch a demonstration of how they are made/decorated by the Mondragon Family (Toluca, Mexico), every day through Nov. 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Courtesy of Miguel Linares