Celebrate the Mexican tradition of Dia de los Muertos or Day of The Dead with the free “Dia de Los Muertos Xicago” event at the National Museum of Mexican Art on October 28, 2023, in the Pilsen community.
Honoring loved ones who have passed away with ofrendas or altars filled with photos, flowers and personal mementos is the hallmark of the Dia de los Muertos tradition. The National Museum of Mexican Art and surrounding areas will be transformed into a space for remembering loved ones with dozens of ofrendas created by community members.
The Dia de los Muertos Xicago event will include live music, art activities and a large illuminated ofrenda projected outside of the museum. The event runs from 3-8 p.m. and is free. Don’t miss the Dia de los Muertos. Living Presence exhibit in the museum’s main gallery honors people who died in Turkey, Syria and Morocco in the earthquakes last year as well as women who have been disappeared or murdered around the world.
Admission to the museum is always free. Over 10,000 visitors attend the museum’s Dia de los Muertos celebration every year, making it the largest in the U.S., so arrive early.
National Museum of Mexican Art Dia de los Muertos Celebration
National Museum of Mexican Art, 1852 W. 19th St.
October 28, 2023, 3-8 pm