All event activities included with regular museum admission*
Rockwell Members, Kids/Teens (17 & Under): FREE
Pre-registration is encouraged; walk-ins welcome!
ONLINE RESERVATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED – SUGAR SKULL TICKETS ARE STILL AVAILABLE FOR WALK-INS
Online reservations are available through Saturday, November 2 at 11:59 p.m.
*Forever Pass is not valid for this program
Don’t miss the biggest KIDS ROCKWELL event of the year, held annually on the first Sunday of November. Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a Mexican holiday steeped in tradition that honors friends and family members through art, dance and festive foods. Join us for an afternoon to decorate sugar skulls, make paper flowers, try traditional foods and learn about this special Mexican holiday. Dia de los Muertos attire encouraged!
Explore traditions of Mexican culture at both The Rockwell Museum and KIDS ROCKWELL Art Lab.
Meet La Catrina, the famous traditional character made popular by Mexican artist José Guadalupe Posada. La Catrina will be roaming through the galleries and workshops at both locations for photo ops. Share your photos with #RockwellMuseum. Program attendees will also receive a $5 coupon to shop for traditional Day of the Dead items in the Museum Store. Limited to one coupon per group.
AT THE ROCKWELL MUSEUM | 111 Cedar Street
Taste Mexican hot chocolate and bread: Enjoy hot chocolate with Pan de Muerto, a delicious traditional bread
Sugar Skull Decorating: Decorate your own sugar skulls with Dinorah J. Peters
Build an Ofrenda Activity: Build an ofrenda with Bev Stevens
• 12:15 – 12:45 p.m.
• 1:45 – 2:15 p.m.
Ofrenda Presentation: Oaxacan and Yaqui ofrenda presentation with Mercedes Piatt
• 1:00 – 1:30 p.m.
• 2:45 – 3:15 p.m.
AT KIDS ROCKWELL Art Lab | 36 E. Market Street
Mexican Dance Performance & Workshops: Learn basic dance movements with Leonel and Lola Rosario by participating in this workshop and move your body to
traditional Mexican rhythms
• 12:30 – 1:00 p.m.
• 2:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Paper Flower Making: Make your own paper flowers with Gloria Peters and CareFirst
Community Ofrenda: Bring a memento or a photo of a loved one for the community ofrenda at the Art Lab and receive a sticker
Photo Op on the Red Carpet
#RockwellMuseum | @rockwellmuseum
Throughout the month of October, middle school Spanish students from the surrounding area visit the Museum to create decorative objects for a Dia de los Muertos student ofrenda that is on view in The Rockwell’s Student Gallery. The school tour program culminates in The Rockwell’s Annual Dia de los Muertos Family Celebration.
Celebrate with us!
Educational programs at The Rockwell Museum are made possible in part by Community Foundation of Elmira Corning and the Finger Lakes and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.