Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

El Día de los muertos

October 28th, 2011 - November 1st, 2011

Throughout New Orleans


Friday October 28, 2011

Day of the Dead Pachanga!
Come out Friday to the Jones Patio to contribute an offering to the Stone Center‘€™s ofrenda or altar. If you do not know about Day of the Dead, read more from a K-12 curriculum here Consider participating in our campus-wide celebration of Day of the Dead. Altar installation will begin at 10:00 am and end at 4:00 pm when our end of the semester pachanga will kick-off with Los Poboycitos paying tribute to el día de los muertos.

Saturday October 29, 2011

Day of the Dead through Books
The Pebbles Center (NOPL Children‘€™s Resource Center)
913 Napoleon Ave.
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Come learn and celebrate the traditional holiday Día de los muertos with a reading of ‘€œThe Festival of Bones‘€ by Luis San Vicente and conduct a skull making workshop immediately after. Visiting Kaqchikel language instructor from Guatemala will also explain traditional Day of the Dead traditions in Guatemala. A program for children 2-10 sponsored by The New Orleans Public Library and the Stone Center for Latin American Studies collaborative resource center, The Pebbles Center. For more information, please visit:

Tuesday November 1, 2011

Celebrate Day of the Dead at the Stella Jones Gallery
Stella Jones Gallery 201 Place St. Charles
St. Charles Avenue
6:00 PM
Celebrate Day of the Dead at the gallery. Educator and Artist Cynthia Ramirez will discuss her altar on exhibit at the gallery which is on display through November. Musical performance by Mariachi Jalisco is sponsored by the Consulate of Mexico in New Orleans. For more information about scheduling class visits, please visit: or call 504.568.9050

Events sponsored by the Stone Center for Latin American Studies, the New Orleans Public Library, The Stella Jones Gallery, and the Consulate of Mexico, New Orleans. For more information, please contact 504.865.5164

Mesoamerica + People
Dave Davis
Professor Emeritus - Director, Institutional Research