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Annual Dia de los Muertos Family Celebration

  • Dates: November 4, 2018
  • Times: From: 12:00 PM to 04:00 PM
  • Admission: $5.50 per adult; members and 17 & under free; Forever Pass not valid for this event.
  • The Rockwell Museum: A Smithsonian Affiliate
    111 Cedar Street
    Corning, NY 14830
  • Phone: (607) 937-5386
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Don’t miss the biggest KIDS ROCKWELL event of the year, held annually on the first Sunday of November. Throughout the month of October, middle school Spanish students from the surrounding area visit the Museum to create decorative objects for a Dia de los Muertos student ofrenda that is on view in The Rockwell’s Student Gallery.

The project culminates in The Rockwell’s Annual Dia de los Muertos Family Celebration. Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a Mexican holiday steeped in tradition that honors friends and family members through art, dance and festive foodsJoin us for an afternoon to decorate sugar skulls, make paper flowers, try traditional foods and learn about this special Mexican holiday.

  • Explore traditions of Mexican culture
  • Meet La Catrina, the famous traditional character made popular by Mexican artist José Guadalupe Posada
  • Decorate your own sugar skulls
  • Make your own paper flowers
  • Enjoy hot chocolate with Pan de Muerto, a delicious traditional bread
  • Bring a memento or a photo of a loved one for the community ofrenda at the Art Lab
  • Come dressed in your own Dia de los Muertos attire, walk the red carpet, and receive a $5 coupon to The Museum Store!

Annual Dia de los Muertos Family Celebration
  • The Rockwell Museum: A Smithsonian Affiliate
  • 111 Cedar Street
  • Corning, NY 14830
  • November 4, 2018 to November 4, 2018
  • $5.50 per adult; members and 17 & under free; Forever Pass not valid for this event.

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The Rockwell Museum: A Smithsonian Affiliate

111 Cedar Street
Corning, NY 14830
(607) 937-5386
Come experience our collection of art about America that tells the story of the American experience! The diverse collection includes a mix of contemporary Native American art with traditional bronze sculptures, landscape paintings and other works that embody America. There are many reasons why you should bring your family to experience The Rockwell. We offer guided tours that you can book as a group, or you are welcome to explore the Museum on your own. Open daily, The Rockwell welcomes the young and the young-at-heart to explore Art About America. From Art Hunts to our NEW Family Exploration Studio, the museum is designed to make art accessible to kids, and inspire an appreciation for art at a young age. Kids love our activities, and parents become gallery experts to guide their families through the story of art throughout America. Young museum-goers will adore the opportunity to explore on their own. Housed in the beautifully restored 19th century Old City Hall building Historic Old City Hall in Corning, New York, The Rockwell lays at the heart of the greater Finger Lakes fine arts community. Kids and teens 17 and under are always free and enjoy the complimentary shuttle from The Corning Museum of Glass.