Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Celebrating & Teaching Día de los muertos

October 16th, 2012 - November 9th, 2012

Ogden Museum of Southern Art
925 Camp Street
New Orleans Public Library
913 Napoleon Ave. (Book Reading)

October 16
Tulane University‘€™s Stone Center for Latin American Studies, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, and the Consulate of Mexico in New Orleans are sponsoring this year’s teacher workshop to introduce teachers to the history of Día de los muertos. The workshop will explore the tradition throughout Latin America through an original film and highlight special resources locally to learn more about New Orleans‘€™ tradition of celebrating the dead, All Saints Day. All participants will receive a light snack, teaching materials, CEUs, and free entry into the Ogden After Hours Day of the Dead celebration (value of $10) Thursday, November 1st from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. For more information email REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. For teaching resources on Día de los muertos, please download this year’s resource packet. Resource Packet

Other Day of the Dead Activities

Saturday, October 27
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Book Reading & Sugar Skull Workshop
Learn more about Día de los muertos with a reading of Just a Minute by Yuyi Morales (ages 3-7) followed by a skull making workshop with renown artist Cynthia Ramirez. Sponsored by the New Orleans Public Library, the Consulate of Mexico, New Orleans and the Stone Center. Free and open to the public. Located at the Children’s Resource Center – 913 Napoleon Ave. For more information call 504.569.2628

Monday, October 29
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Altar Building Demonstration
Ogden Museum of Southern Art
Join local artist Cynthia Ramirez as she builds this year’s Day of the Dead altar in honor of Uncle Lionel Batiste. Teachers are encouraged to bring their classes and observe and contribute one small item (of little monetary value) to the altar. School groups are admitted free to the museum. The altar will be up from October 29 until mid November. Make sure to set up a time to bring your class and introduce this rich cultural tradition to your students. To visit on October 29, please register on the form below. To arrange for a visit on any other day, please contact the museum directly: 504.539.9608.

October 29 – November 9
Altar Exhibition
Altar created by Cynthia Ramirez and local K-12 Teachers in honor of the legendary Uncle Lionel Batiste will be on display for all through mid November. Contact the museum to schedule classroom visits 504.539.9608.

Thursday, November 1
Ogden After Hours
Mariachi Jalisco performs traditional music of Mexico. Come out and learn more about the only Mariachi band in the state! Kids craft table will be working on Day of the Dead activities and delicious food will be available. Contact 504.539.9608.

Saturday, November 3
Public Forum
Discussion with community activists, scholars, and artists on the tradition of celebrating the dead from Mexico to New Orleans, LA. Contact the museum at 504.539.9608.

All events are sponsored by Tulane University’s Stone Center for Latin American Studies, The Ogden Museum of Southern Art, the Consulate of Mexico in New Orleans, The New Orleans Public Library, and the Hermann-Grima & Gallier House.

To see this year’s flyer, please click here AND here for the back with the list of events

Central America + People
Judith Maxwell
Louise Rebevva Schawe and Williedell Schawe Memorial Professor - Linguistics and Anthropology
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