Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Día de los muertos

October 27th, 2009 - November 7th, 2009

Location
US Mint 400 Esplanade Ave.

A celebration of the Mexican tradition of Day of the Dead has been celebrated in the french quarter for the past three years. The Stone Center for Latin American Studies, at Tulane University, the Mexican Consulate of New Orleans and the Louisiana State Museum sponsor this week-long celebration of Día de los muertos. This year’s activities highlight the culture and music of Mexico as well as introduce some New Orleans cultural ties to Latin America.

Día de los Muertos
Louisiana State Museum’s Old US Mint
400 Esplanade Ave.

3RD ANNUAL FAMILY FIESTA: Mariachi band, folkloric dancing, food, family-friendly fun. Outdoor courtyard, Barracks St. side, Sunday, November 1, 2 PM to 4 PM

PHOTO OPPORTUNITY: Follow artist Cynthia Ramirez as she builds this year’s Day of the Dead altar at the Mint. Saturday, October 24 from 10 AM – 12 PM.

Through a series of lectures, exhibits, and a culminating cultural celebration, artists and specialists will share the tradition of this holiday to the New Orleans community. Come out in the spirit of Halloween with your family to the french quarter to learn about Día de los muertos.

Check out last year’s audio podcast
and video

For further information about the program, please contact:

  • Arthur Smith, Louisiana State Museum, 568.6945 asmith@crt.state.la.us
  • Denise Woltering, Stone Center for Latin American Studies, 862.3143 dwolteri@tulane.edu
  • Alexandra Kleinschmidt, Consulate of Mexico, 289.9269 consulateofmexico@gmail.com

Mexico + People
Vicki Mayer
Professor - Communication