Our first big school event, Day of the Dead

Day of the Dead is a fun, family-based Mexican holiday. Although it is celebrated around the same time as Halloween, instead of spooky trick-or-treats it is a time to honor family members and friends who have passed away. Altars are built to honor the dead, food and treats are left in cemeteries for them, and festivities are held over three days. This year, Day of the Dead will be from October 31st to November 2nd.

Every year, the TMA celebrates Day of the Dead by exhibiting artwork made by middle school students from throughout the Tyler area. Participation has grown steadily, and last year’s event featured artwork made by over 300 students.

Teachers, please plan to drop off your students’ work by Wednesday, October 21st. We will have everything installed by Sunday, October 25th and it will stay up through Sunday, November 1st. Thank you, and we can’t wait to see what your students make this year!

Published by Derek Frazier

I'm the Interpretation Manager at the Tyler Museum of Art in Tyler, Texas.

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