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Artober Learning Labs Episode 10: El Día de los Muertos at Cheekwood
[Age Groups: All Ages]
Join the Cheekwood Education team, Alma Paz-Sanmiguel from Vanderbilt’s Center for Latin American Studies, and local performer Rachel Rodriguez to learn all about El Día de los Muertos. We will focus on the ofrendas, or altars, that are constructed each year to honor those that have passed. Alma will talk about the items that are placed on an altar and explain their significance and Rachel will share how music plays a role in remembering those that we have lost and will perform a song that helps her remember her grandfather. Finally, the Cheekwood Education team will walk you through how to make a mini shoebox altar so that you can celebrate at home.
The mission of Cheekwood is to preserve Cheekwood as an historical landmark where beauty and excellence in art and horticulture stimulate the mind and nurture the spirit. To learn more about Cheekwood, visit www.cheekwood.org.
Books to help you learn more about El Día de los Muertos:
Uncle Monarch and the Day of the Dead by Judy Goldman and Rene King Moreno
I Remember Abuelito: A Day of the Dead Story by Janice Levy, Loretta Lopez and Miguel Arisa
Día de los Muertos by Hannah Eliot and Jorge Gutierrez
Day of the Dead by Tony Johnston and Jeanette Winter
Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos by Monica Brown and John Parra
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