Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos)

Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos)

The Atlanta History Center, in collaboration with the Consulate General of Mexico in Atlanta and the Institute of Mexican Culture, is proud to present the 2016 Day of the Dead Festival. 

Visitors of all ages learn about and experience a Day of the Dead Festival. Guests enjoy traditional dancing, crafts and authentic Mexican food and entertainment. View a display of altars honoring lost family and friends that are decorated with flowers, favorite foods and beverages.

This is a free admission day at Atlanta History Center. Guests are invited to enjoy the outdoor festival, and if time permits, to continue their free day adventures with a variety of offerings, from exploring signature and traveling exhibitions to historic house experiences and strolls through beautiful gardens and down trails. Food and drinks will be available for purchase.

Schedule of Activities

MAIN STAGE

Welcome Remarks by President of the Institute of Mexican Culture Carlos Herrera. MC: Univision Community Director, Mariela Romero
12:00 - 12:10

Aztec Dance group Mitotiliztli Tonantzin
12:10 - 2:30

Mariachi Band “Búhos de Oro”
12:30 - 1:10

Dance presentation by Ballet Folklórico de Lupita Sosa accompanied by Mariachi “Búhos de Oro” 
12:30 - 1:20

Children’s Choir “Los niños primero”
1:30 - 2:00

The Atlanta Virtuosi Symphony Orchestra of Master Juan Ramírez
2:00 - 2:30

“Catrinas y Catrines” Costume Contest
2:30 – 3:20

Message from the Consul General of Mexico, Javier Díaz de León
3:20 – 3:50

Awarding Ceremony for “Catrinas y Catrines” costume contest
3:50 – 4:10

Ballet Folklórico “Tonalli”
4:10 – 4:30

GRAND OVERLOOK

Altar Exhibition
Ongoing

Art Demonstration and Workshops with Master Artist Marina Lozano from Guanajuato, Mexico
Ongoing

Altar Contest and awarding ceremony
4:00 pm 

ATRIUM

Dual Image Art Exhibit by Mexican Artist Amaris from Querétaro, México
Ongoing

Arts and Crafts
Ongoing

EXHIBITIONS HALLWAY

Photographic Exhibition “Day of the Dead in Oaxaca” by Mexican photographer Enrique Samson
Ongoing

KENNEDY THEATRE

Artist Talk “Día de Muertos en Oaxaca” by Photographer Enrique Samson
2:00 pm Spanish Talk /3:00 pm English Talk


ESCENARIO PRINCIPAL (AIRE LIBRE) 

Palabras de Bienvenida por parte del Director del Instituto de Cultura Mexicana Carlos Herrera.Conducción a cargo de la Directora de Asuntos Comunitarios de Univisión, Mariela Romero
12:00 - 12:10

Grupo de Danza Azteca Mitotiliztli Tonantzin
12:10 - 12:30

Mariachi Búhos de oro
12:30 - 1:10

Presentación del Ballet de Lupita Sosa, acompañada del Mariachi Búhos de Oro
12:30 - 1:20

Presentación del Coro de “Los Niños Primero”
1:30 - 2:00

Presentación de la Orquesta Sinfónica “The Atlanta Virtuosi” del Maestro Juan Ramírez
2:00 - 2:30

Finalistas del Concurso de Catrinas y Catrines se presentan en el escenario
2:30 – 3:20

Palabras del Cónsul General de México, Javier Díaz de León
3:20 - 3:50

Premiación del Concurso de Catrinas
3:50 - 4:10

Presentación del Ballet Folklórico Tonalli
4:10 - 4:30 

GRAND OVERLOOK

Exhibición de Altares
12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Talleres para niños por la artista guanajuatense Marina Lozano
12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Concurso de Altares y entrega de premio al ganador
4:00 pm 

ATRIO 

Exhibición pictórica de la artista Amaris de Querétaro
12:00 – 5:00 pm

Artesanías
12:00 – 5:00 pm

PASILLO ENTRE LAS SALAS DE EXHIBICIÓN

Exhibición fotográfica “Día de muertos en Oaxaca” por el fotógrafo mexicano Enrique Samson
12:00 – 5:00 pm

TEATRO KENNEDY

Charla del Artista Enrique Samson sobre “Día de Muertos en Oaxaca”
2:00 pm Charla en Español /3:00 pm Charla en Inglés

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