Thursday, October 06, 2011

TAM Docents: Dia de los Muertos

Hello Docents-

It is that time of the year again…Dia de los Muertos! I wanted to remind you that there is no formal training for Dia de los Muertos so you will need to review on your own. There is a video in the ARC and some materials in the binder at the docent desk (still there since last year and destined to stay), plus, I have included some materials in this email. If that isn’t enough to get you revved, you can come to the installation of the tapete and altars and come to a Third Thursday program where you can hear from the community members who created the altars.

Exhibition Installation
Sunday, October 16, 10 am5 pm
Observe or participate as artists create a sand painting while community members install altars remembering loved ones and raising social awareness. Free with museum admission.

Third Thursday October
What’s Behind That Altar: Presentations by the Artists
Thursday, October 20, 6-7 pm

Join us for free Third Thursday to learn about Día de los Muertos altars from the artists themselves. The construction of altars and ofrendas (offerings) dedicated to the spirits of the deceased are an important tradition of Día de los Muertos. This year, Tacoma Art Museum invited community groups to display altars—some remembering loved ones, others raising social awareness—on the museum’s atrium from October 16 through October 30.

I look forward to seeing you all today for the Behind the Scenes lecture with Margaret at 11 am!

Best regards,



Jana Wennstrom | TACOMA ART MUSEUM

Manager of Public and Volunteer Programs


T: 253.272.4258 x3030

1701 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, Washington 98402


celebrating his art and inspirations | Dale Chihuly’s Northwest | on view through October 2



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