Day of the Dead

Free Family Day

For the 33rd year, the Museum honors the Mexican tradition of remembering the dead with a display of altars created by students in the Museum’s school and outreach programs and local community groups, including San Marcos High School, Montecito Union School, Quilt Project Gold Coast, SBMA’s Partnership with A-OK After-School Program (multiple schools), and SBMA’s ArtReach program (multiple schools). Día de los Muertos-inspired art activities for all ages will be offered in multiple locations. On the Front Terrace, create skull charms and mini-alters from 11 am to 3 pm. In the Family Resource Center, enjoy print making from 12 to 4 pm.

In addition, experience interactive altar displays. Santa Barbara Youth Poet Laureate Madeline Miller will be creating an interactive altar to honor the Earth and to remember the lives that have been lost due to climate change. Teens working with Museum Teaching Artists Nicola Ghersen and Jason Summers during SBMA’s Teen Master Class created an interactive altar inspired by depictions of bridges in the Museum’s collection.

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