Día de los Muertos

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Fri. Sept. 15, 2017

Call for Altars

Loveland Museum Loveland Public Library

The Loveland Museum and Loveland Public Library welcome entries for Día de los Muertos altars for display at both venues. Interested parties can fill out and submit the form found on the museum website.
Submit your altar application no later than 5 pm on Friday, September 29th.

Sat. Oct. 14, 2017

Día de los Muertos Altar Opening Exhibition

Loveland Museum | 1:00 – 2:00 PM Loveland Public Library | 3:30 – 4:30 PM

Visit the Loveland Museum and Loveland Public Library to view this year’s community altars celebrating Día de los Muertos.
In partnership with Loveland LULAC, we celebrate this Mexican holiday (traditionally on November 1 & 2) with altares de muertos (altars) that display ofrendas or offerings to honor and remember loved ones that have passed.

Thu. Oct. 26, 2017

Día de los Muertos: History and Culture

Loveland Museum Foote Gallery | 5:30 – 7:00 PM

Guest speaker Dr. Andrea Purdy, Assistant Professor of Spanish from Colorado State University, will give a presentation about Día de los Muertos. Explore the meaning and mystery of Day of the Dead, one of Mexico’s most important holidays that is widely celebrated in the United States. Loveland LULAC and the museum will provide traditional Mexican treats such as champurrado, pan de muerto, horchata, and more.

Oct. 26, 2017 – Feb. 25, 2018

Amor Eterno: Armando Silva Exhibition

Loveland Museum Foote Gallery

Armando Silva uses his artistic platform to pursue his passion and purpose – believing in a responsibility within his community to lead, educate, and give back. He paints his portraits to tell stories while in his studio or on stage in front of thousands. Born in Sombrerete, Zacatecas, Mexico, Silva moved with his family to Northern Colorado when he was just five. Quickly becoming familiar with pop culture in America, he submerged himself in the visual and performing arts behind closed doors, later going on to earn his B.A. in Fine Arts from the University of Northern Colorado.

Oct. 26, 2017 – Feb. 25, 2018

Passing Berthoud: A Film by Caryn Sanchez

Loveland Museum Foote Gallery

In this film by Latina filmmaker Caryn Sanchez, Eva Diaz contemplates a future far away from the comfort of her close-knit Latino family, and the security of the small town where she lives. The film will run on a loop every 13 minutes.

Thu. Nov. 2, 2017

Armando Silva: Live Performance

Loveland Museum Foote Gallery | 5:30 – 7:00 PM

Watch Colorado Latino artist Armando Silva paint his interpretation of Día de los Muertos based on his personal experiences.

Sat. Nov. 4, 2017

We Were Chicanos: A Film by Caryn Sanchez

Loveland Museum Foote Gallery | 1:30 – 3:00 PM

Caryn Sanchez is the producer, director, and writer of We Were Chicanos: Remembering Richard Castro. She spent nearly two years researching Castro’s life and interviewing family and friends about his impact on the city of Denver. Richard emerged from the early struggles of Denver’s Hispanic movement –
el Movimiento. He went on to become one of Colorado’s most important political figures. Film and discussion with Caryn Sanchez.

Sun. Nov. 5, 2017

Día de los Muertos: Third Annual Cultural Celebration

Loveland Public Library | 1:00 – 4:00 PM

Join us for our annual Día de los Muertos/Day of the Dead celebration at the Loveland Public Library. It will be a festive afternoon with altars, mariachi singing, Aztec ritual dance, folklorico dancers, sugar-skull decorating, Mexican food, and other activities for families. This event is in partnership with Loveland LULAC, Loveland Museum, Resthaven Funeral Home, the Friends of the Library, and Loveland business sponsors.

1:15 Welcome
1:30 Mariachi singer Azanette
2:00 Mexican food – Gertrude Scott Room
2:15 Folklorico Dancers
3:15 Danza Aquetzalli Aztec Dancers

Throughout the afternoon there are also a variety of activities:
Sugar Skull Craft – Runschmunkel Room, Children’s Department
Paper Mask Craft – Children’s Department
Marshmallow Sugar Pop Activity – TeenSeen Department
Facepainting – Mt. Dunraven Room
LULAC info table
Chilson info table
Library info table

For more information, please contact:
Jennifer Cousino, Curator of History Loveland Museum 970-962-2413 or Robert Ayala, Adult Services Librarian Loveland Public Library 970-962-2591