Celebrate El Día de los Muertos (the Day of the Dead) at The Mexican Museum

In Celebrations

SAN FRANCISCO, CA —September 28, 2012  — Celebrate the tradition and spirit of El Día de los Muertos (the Day of the Dead) during The Mexican Museum’s Family Sunday on Oct. 28. The free event is held in collaboration with the San Francisco Symphony, Mission Cultural Center and the Consul General of Mexico in San Francisco.

The event will be from noon to 3 pm at the museum located at Fort Mason Center, Building D, Marina Blvd. and Buchanan St., in San Francisco.

The public will have the opportunity to meet and talk with artist Victor Zaballa, who trained in aeronautical engineering in Mexico City. He is a respected member of the artist community in San Francisco, where he lives and works. Zaballa works with a variety of artistic mediums including steel, wood, wire sculpture and puppet theater.  His performing group, “Obsidian Songs,” has been heard in various venues throughout the state.

Zaballa will lead a calacas-inspired workshop for children and adults from noon to 3 p.m. The workshop will be held in the museum’s Family Room. Zaballa will incorporate traditional Aztec and Mayan musical instruments as a way to engage the entire family in this visual arts project celebrating Day of the Dead.

In addition to the hands-on projects, attendees will be able to view current exhibits on portraiture and contemporary art. The newly renovated gift store, La Tienda, will also be open.

Participants are encouraged to arrive early as space is limited for the hands-on art project. For more information, please call David de la Torre, Adjunct Curator of Visual Arts, at (415) 202-9700.

The Mexican Museum is open Wednesday – Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. FREE Admission.

About The Mexican Museum
Founded by San Francisco artist Peter Rodriguez in 1975 in the heart of the Mission District and now at Fort Mason Center, The Mexican Museum is the realization of a vision to exhibit the aesthetic expression of the Mexican and Mexican American people. Today, the museum’s vision has expanded to reflect the evolving scope of the Mexican, Chicano and Latino experience – including art, culture, history and heritage. The museum currently has a permanent collection of more than 14,000 objects reflecting Pre-Hispanic, Colonial, popular, Modern and Contemporary Mexican, Latino and Chicano art. For more information, please visit: http://www.mexicanmuseum.org <http://www.mexicanmuseum.org/>  or call (415) 202-9700.

The Mexican Museum is open Wednesday – Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. FREE Admission. The museum is located at Fort Mason Center, Building D, Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, in San Francisco.

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