Día de los Muertos at the Peale
Tuesday, November 1 • 6-9pm
@ The Peale
Free | In-person at the Peale
*Masks required at indoor events
On November 1, the Peale celebrates Día de los Muertos with friends from Johns Hopkins University (JHU) and the National Museum of the American Latino (NMAL). Special events from 6-9pm will mark the closing of the Hostile Terrain 94 (HT94) exhibition, brought to the Peale by JHU, and an ofrenda and procession to honor and support the healing of the community of Uvalde, Texas, offered by NMAL. Mufasa Cruz Moreno will provide a special guided tour of the HT94 exhibition. The muralist and altarist Frida Larios has been commissioned to create the ofrenda and a mural. The mural honors those killed in a mass shooting at Rob Elementary School.
We invite you to participate in this event by loaning/donating objects for the community ofrenda which will be displayed during the event! Bring:
• Flowers, including Marigolds, Dalias, Zinnias, Roses, Sunflowers, Carnations, wildflowers, and wild leaves.
• Herbs: Copal, Sage, Tobacco, and Rosemary.
• Nurturing: Cacao (chocolate), fruits, vegetables, and coffee beans.
• Drinks: Water or any bottled drink.
• Candles (electric): large candles, small, and tea lights.
In celebration of Día de los Muertos, items may be dropped off at the Peale, starting October 27 till October 30, 2022. Please bring your items in a box/container with your name and “Community Ofrenda – Dia de los Muertos” on the label.
The Peale Museum is open Thursday–Friday from 3—7 pm and from Saturday–Sunday from 10—4 pm. Inquires email MoldenhauerZ@si.edu.