The Rockwell Museum in Corning presents a celebration of the Day of the Dead
Online interview audio now availableGigi Alvare, Connie Sullivan-Blum, and Beth Manwaring speak with WSKG's Bill SnyderThe public is invited to the Rockwell Museum of Western Art on Sunday, November 7 from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. for a celebration of El Dia de los Muertos. Attendees will enjoy observing the creation of a traditional altar (ofrenda) by folk artists and a paper craft making activity. The program is free of charge. Reservations are required. Seating is limited. El Dia de los Muertos is a festival of "welcome" for the souls of the dead. The celebration is prepared and enjoyed by the living and honors those who have passed. The customs surrounding this celebration are based on ancient traditions traced to the Aztec civilization in Mexico. The belief is that the souls of the deceased return each year to enjoy, for a few brief hours, the pleasures they once knew in life. Today, this celebration combines Native American and European customs and is primarily practiced among Hispanic, Mestizo and indigenous peoples from the American Southwest to South America.
Sunday, November 7, 2010
1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Rockwell Museum of Western Art
111 Cedar St.