Day of the Dead in Winston-Salem

Day of the Dead Open House

Come celebrate the Day of the Dead with crafts, activities, and food at this FREE all-ages event.

The Museum of Anthropology fiesta will feature face painting, performances from Ballet Folklorico Mexican Tradition, and the Forsyth County Library’s Bibliobus.

Saturday, October 22
1 to 4 p.m.

1834 Wake Forest Road
Winston-Salem, NC 27106


While you are there, check out the featured fall exhibits including:

Visions of Home: A Celebration of Gullah Art & Culture

Home has personal significance and meaning. Home may be a place, landscape, object, journey, or relationship. Through contemporary art and ethnographic artifacts, home is envisioned as a patchwork of places, histories, and identities by the Gullah people of the southeastern Atlantic coast. This exhibit features original works on this theme by Sea Islands artists from the Red Piano Too Gallery, as well as works by Wake Forest University Professor Katharine Ziff, and objects from the Museum of Anthropology’s collection. The exhibit will be on display through April 22, 2017.

Life After Death: The Day of the Dead in Mexico

The MOA’s annual exhibit celebrates the unique Mexican observance of the Day of the Dead. The exhibit’s centerpiece is a traditional ofrenda, an altar with food and beverage offerings, flowers, sugar skulls, and photos of deceased family members. The colorful exhibit features a children’s ofrenda, and a photo essay illustrating the celebration in San Miguel Allende. It also includes information on the celebration’s history and its unique skeleton-themed folk art. The exhibit presents text in English and Spanish. It will be on display through December 9, 2016.


Educational Opportunities

MOA also offers other educational opportunities such as field trips, homeschool educational activities and Outreach Kits.

These hands-on curriculum-based programs are appropriate for students in grades K though 12. Each program uses images and artifacts from the Museum’s collections to teach students about specific peoples and cultures.

All programs are designed to support the Competency Goals and Objectives of the NC Standard Course of Study.

Although the programs are designed for specific grade levels, the museum personnel does a great job of modifying them to accommodate students of any age!

Contact Museum Educator Tina Smith at 336-758-5643 or EMAIL HERE for questions or to schedule a program. Visit the website HERE for more information.

This is a really great field trip!

Museum of Anthropology at Wake Forest University is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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