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Día de los Muertos
November 1, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The annual Día de los Muertos celebration, a lively and art-filled tradition, returns to the Tucson Museum of Art (TMA) courtyards, plaza, and lobby on Sunday, November 1, 2015, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM. There will be a community altar, altars decorated by local schools, live music by Mariachi Aztlan from Pueblo High School, a piñata, chalk and bean drawings by Pima Community College students, art-making for families, and face painting for kids. Vendors will provide Mexican food and beverages for sale. Participants can be photographed as a skeleton rendered by ~:Banda Calaca:~ installation artist Hank Tusinski. Families are encouraged to join the fun.
A procession of artists with masks, giant puppets, and costumes will arrive at 12:30 PM, and tour the Museum grounds led by artist and TMA faculty Sue Johnson, creator of the Tucson All Souls Procession.
This event is free and open to the public in the Museum’s courtyards, plaza, and lobby. Museum gallery admission is half price for this event and on the First Sunday of each month. ~:Banda Calaca:~ is on view through January 3, 2016.
Date & Time: Sunday, November 1, 2015, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Procession: Arrives at TMA on Sunday, November 1, 2015, 12:30 PM
The Museum is located at 140 N. Main Avenue in historic downtown Tucson at the crossroads of W. Alameda and N. Main Avenue. Parking is free in the Museum’s lot on W. Washington Street.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday: 10 AM – 5 PM
Open Late Thursday: 10 AM – 8 PM (first Thursday of each month is free from 5 PM – 8PM)
Sunday: 12 PM – 5 PM (first Sunday of each month is half-price admission)
Admission: Adult/$12; Senior (65+)/$10; Student (with college ID)/$7; Youth (13-17)/$7; Child (12 and under)/Free; Veteran with ID/Free; Museum Member/Free. The first Thursday of each month is free from 5 PM – 8PM. The first Sunday of each month is half-price admission.
The Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block’s mission is Connecting Art to Life. The Museum was founded 1924 in the El Presidio Historic District of downtown Tucson. It is Southern Arizona’s premier presenter of fine art and art education programs.
The Museum features permanent and traveling exhibitions of Modern and Contemporary, Native American, American West, Latin American, and Asian art. The Museum offers tours of exhibits, public education programs, and studio art classes.
The Museum features permanent and traveling exhibitions of Modern and Contemporary, Native American, American West, Latin American, and Asian art. The 74,000 square foot Museum offers tours of exhibits, public education programs, and studio art classes. The Museum’s Historic Block of 19th and 20th C. adobe and Mission Revival-style buildings, encompassing an entire four-acre city block, includes the John K. Goodman Pavilion of Western Art, displaying the Museum’s notable art of the American West collection, the highly acclaimed Museum restaurant Café a la C’Art, and additional exhibition and studio spaces. For more information, please visit www.TucsonMuseumofArt.org or call (520) 624-2333. Keep current on the latest events by following the Museum on Facebook. TMA is a private 501 (c) (3) charitable arts and education organization.
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