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Friday, October 22, 2010

OAKLAND MUSEUM COMMUNITY CELEBRATION FOR DAYS OF THE DEAD COME JOIN US!

COMMUNITY CELEBRATION FOR DAYS OF THE DEAD

Sixteenth Annual Celebration

Oct 23, 2010 | 12:00 - 4:30 pm
Join us as the whole Museum comes alive with the spirit and tradition of Days of the Dead. Explore the exhibition VIVO: Days of the Dead 2010 in the Art Galleries and  enjoy dance by Besh Beni and Chan Kahal, music by SonRisas and Ixim Tinamit, and ceremonia with Ernesto Olmos. Watch demonstrations of traditional Meso-American arts and foods, and buy local Days of the Dead merchandise for your home altar from our mercado. Make your own masks, dancing calaveras, and tin ornaments. Local food vendors will sell tasty tacos, tamales, and vegetarian Mexican food.

General Museum admission includes the Community Celebration, the VIVO: Days of the Dead exhibition, and OMCA's Art and History Galleries.

SCHEDULE: Community Celebration for Days of the Dead
Saturday, October 23, 2010
11:00 Museum opens
12–12:30 Opening ceremony at Koi Pond, procession to Gardens, dedication
of Garden ofrenda with Ernesto Hernandez Olmos and Besh Beni
GARDEN STAGE
12:45 Besh Beni – Pre-Hispanic indigenous music and dance
1:10 Ixim-Tinamit – Guatemalan marimba music
2:00 Mariachi San Jose
2:45 SonRisas – Son jaraocho music from Veracruz
3:30 Chan Kahal – Dance from Yucatan peninsula
4:00–4:30 Closing Ceremony with Guadalupe Avila
Closing song:
“Cantemos con alegria que al cielo le esta gustando,
cantemos con allegria que al cielo le esta gustando, a las animas benditas
las gracias les estamos dando, las gracias les estamos dando”
ACTIVITIES AROUND THE MUSEUM
12–4:30 Hands-on Activities — Museum Gardens
Face-painting – Koi Pond – Level 1
Demonstrations – Gardens and Koi Pond
Mercado – Gardens
Food Vendors – Level 2
12–5 The Exhibition: VIVO: Days of the Dead 2010 – Art Gallery – Level 3
OAK STREET ENTRANCE, LEVEL 3
1:15–1:45 Mariachi San Jose
1:45–2:15 Besh Beni
BLUE OAK CAFE, LEVEL 2
1:30–2:10 SonRisas
2:45–3:15 Mariachi San Jose
KOI POND AREA, LEVEL 1
2:00–2:45 Ixim-Tinamit

1 comment:

  1. Wonderful colors and organic natural forms. Reminds me of a painting like Rainy landscape, by Russian painter Kandinsky, http://EN.WahooArt.com/A55A04/w.nsf/OPRA/BRUE-8EWL66, that I saw at wahooart.com, from where one can order a canvas print of it. Really good place to browse the painter’s work and other work similar to your style of painting.

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