Ontario Presents Día de los Muertos: Seasons of Life
CITY OF ONTARIO PRESENTS DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS: SEASONS OF LIFE
Family Discovery Day: Día de los Muertos, Saturday, November 5, 2016 (12 PM to 4 PM)
Celebrate Día de los Muertos through art workshops, live performances, a photo backdrop, and face painting for the whole family! Día de los Muertos attire is strongly encouraged – come dressed as a esqueleto (skeleton)! This is a free event
On Saturday, November 5, 2016, from 12 PM to 4 PM, the Ontario Museum of History & Art will be hosting Family Discover Day: Día de los Muertos. The Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) holiday is a vibrant celebration of life and loved ones, celebrated on November 1st and 2nd. It is a long-standing cultural celebration in Latin America, with strong ties to indigenous Mexican culture. Today, Día de los Muertos is increasingly popular in the United States.
Come celebrate Día de los Muertos with hands-on art workshops, enjoy live performances with the group Musical Fiesta, take a picture at our photo backdrop, get your face painted by one of our Día de los Muertos exhibition artists, and visit our Día de los Muertos: Seasons of Life Exhibition. Día de los Muertos attire is strongly encouraged. This event is free and open to the public.
Thursday, October 6 through Sunday, November 13, 2016
The Ontario Museum of History & Art has been honoring Day of the Dead traditions with large scale exhibits and programs for two decades. Día de los Muertos: Seasons of Life will showcase vibrant pieces of art honoring the deceased. This year’s artists bring their own highly personal views of life and death to a diverse array of media, including painting, sculpture, mixed media, photography, and altar installations. Whether exhibiting serious tributes to loved-ones, or light-hearted and humorous pieces, the collective result is as broadly educational as it is entertaining.
The Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) holiday, is a vibrant celebration of life and loved ones celebrated on November 1st and 2nd. It is a long standing cultural celebration in Latin America with strong ties to indigenous Mexican culture. Today, Día de los Muertos is increasingly popular with Latinos and Non-Latinos throughout the United States.
This year’s theme of Seasons of Life focuses on the natural world and the cyclical aspects of life. Winners from the city-wide Mask Making Contest will have their masks on display in the Día de los Muertos exhibit. Other participants’ masks and photos documenting the workshops will be presented on a large screen monitor.
Special Events that will be held in conjunction with the exhibition:
Community Altar Workshop: The Women of Ontario, Saturday, October 1, 2016 (2 PM to 4 PM)
Contribute to the Museum’s community altar dedicated to the Women of Ontario, as part of the annual Día de los Muertos exhibit. Bring an object to display on the altar or help make paper flowers to decorate. Materials will be provided. This is a free event. Reservations are required.
Artists Reception for Día de los Muertos: Seasons of Life, Saturday, October 8, 2016 (1 PM to 3 PM)
Celebrate the artists of the annual Día de los Muertos exhibit, showcasing contemporary work in painting, sculpture, mixed media, photography, ofrendas (altars), and the winners from the city wide Mask Making Contest! Meet the artists, enjoy live music, and participate in a drop-in workshop. Light refreshments will be served. This is a free event.
Calavera (Skull) Piñata Workshop, Thursday, October 20, 2016 (6 PM to 8 PM)
Celebrate Día de los Muertos by building your own calavera (skull) piñata with a workshop led by artist Dulce Ibarra. Materials will be provided. This is a free event. Reservations are required.
About the Ontario Museum of History & Art
The Ontario Museum of History & Art is located at 225 S. Euclid Avenue, Ontario, California 91762. Gallery hours are Noon to 4 PM, Thursday through Sunday. Admission is free. For more information call (909) 395-2510, email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.ontarioca.gov/museum. The Ontario Museum of History & Art is a public-private museum operated by the City of Ontario with support from the non-profit Ontario Museum of History & Art, Associates.