Super Sabado: Día de los Muertos

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Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 11:00am to 5:00pm
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Celebrate Mexico’s beloved 3,000 year-old tradition that commemorates friends and relatives who have passed away with a procession led by Danza Azteca Chichimeca, a community altar by artist Tlisza Jaurique, a special concert by Radio Jarocho and Zenen Zeferino, art-making workshop, face painting and more!

Plus, families with kids on the autism spectrum are invited for Super Sábado Early Birds, and comfortably explore El Museo before it opens to the public (11am – 12pm) through sensory-guided gallery visits and hands-on workshops. Recommended for kids ages 5 to 12 years old. Siblings are welcome! RSVP if you'd like to attend.


Exhibition/ Exhibición
Down These Mean Streets: Community and Place in Urban Photography
12pm – 6pm | Las Galerías
Explore the work of ten Latino photographers—Manuel Acevedo, Oscar Castillo, Frank Espada, Anthony Hernandez, Perla de Leon, Hiram Maristany, Ruben Ochoa, John Valadez, Winston Vargas, and Camilo José Vergara—who were driven to document and reflect America’s urban streets when notions of the inner city began to emerge.

Exhibition/ Exhibición
Liliana Porter: Other Situations
12pm – 6pm | Las Galerías
Organized by SCAD Museum of Art and curated by Humberto Moro, SCAD Curator of Exhibitions, Liliana Porter: Other Situations is a non-linear survey of Porter’s work from 1973 to 2018, which explores the conflicting boundaries between reality and fiction, and the ways in which images are circulated and consumed.

Installation/ Instalación
Picking Up the Pieces: An intimate view of life post-María
11am – 6pm | Cuéntame Gallery (Lobby level behind Visitor Services Area)
Sobrevivientes is an intimate look at life post-Hurricane María in Puerto Rico, and the unfortunate “new normal” of its people. Comprised of drawings, installations, and photographs that reflect unforgettable moments experienced by artist Adrián Viajero Román’s travels throughout the island, the installation creates portraits of individual lives profoundly touched by trauma and tragedy, and resilience.

Altar Installation / Instalación
ALTAR: Place of the Misty Sky/Lugar del Cielo Nebuloso x Tlisza Jaurique
11am – 6pm | El Café
Place of the Misty Sky is an ofrenda dedicated to the Goddess Itzpapalotl, the “Obsidian Butterfly”. She is an important skeletal deity who appears in various Mesoamerican tribal cultures. She reigns over the Heaven ofTamoanchan, a heaven of deceased infants and the paradise where humans were created.

Procession / Procesión
CALAVERAS CALLEJERAS w/ Danza Azteca Chichimeca
11am – 12pm | Central Park’s Harlem Meer + El Museo’s Courtyard
Join las calaveras callejeras and kick off the Day of the Dead festivities with a musical procession from Central Park’s Dana Discovery Center (at 110th Street) to El Museo lead by Danza Azteca Chichimeca!

Storytelling/ Cuentacuentos
12pm – 12:30pm | El Café
Stop by and hear and share stories about Día de los Muertos and its traditions in Latin America and right here in New York City.

Art Making Workshop/ Taller de Arte
MANOS A LA OBRA: Sugar Skull Decorating
12pm – 3pm | El Taller
Decorate and take home your very own sugar skull, a popular treat during Día de Muertos festivities in México, using bright colors and various materials!

Face painting/ Pintura de Caras
12pm – 3pm | Black Box Theater
¡Píntate! Stop by and have your face painted to match the fabulous calacas that surround you. Children ages 12 and under.

Family Resources / Recursos para las Familias
12pm – 3pm | Lobby
Familias, stop by and pick up an activity card and explore objects related to the current exhibitions.

Educational Workshop/ Taller Educativo
Interactive Storytelling with Los Villalobos Bros.
1pm – 2pm | El Café
An intimate afternoon with the critically-acclaimed Los Villalobos Brothers reveals how music has inspired their formation, performances, and lives.

Concert/ Concierto
Radio Jarocho and Zenen Zeferino
4pm – 5pm | El Café
The musicians of the Radio Jarocho and Zenen Zeferino perform son jarocho musicM, a regional folk musical style of Mexican son from Veracruz, a Mexican state along the Gulf of Mexico.

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