NMSU University Art Museum offers free Dia de los Muertos Workshop @ University Art Museum in Devasthali Hall Room 106
October 26 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
NMSU University Art Museum offers free Día de los Muertos workshop Oct. 26
This free workshop, conducted jointly by the NMSU University Art Museum and the Southwest Environmental Center, will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Oct. 26 in the University Art Museum in Devasthali Hall, Room 106 (Zane Bennett Collection Study Room). It is free and open to all ages.
Students will create altarpieces and retablos that pay homage to and recognize our extinct and nearly disappeared Rio Grande species. The works will reference the traditional style of Mexican retablo ex-voto paintings, using paint and collage on metal that memorialize our species in peril. The final works will be presented Nov. 1 as a significant alter during the Día de los Muertos celebration in Old Mesilla.
The mission of OutsmART is to expose children to art through exploration and play through workshops in the NMSU University Art Museum focused on exhibitions, practicing artists, and participatory play-based creative learning activities that boost student confidence and imagination. Through these free mixed-media classes, we strengthen community ties, provide a resource for families and educators, and promote artistic skills that contribute to New Mexico’s creative economy. All workshops, as well as the culminating children’s art show, are free to the public.
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