The Nevada State Museum will be holding a Day of the Dead celebration this weekend from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, November 5 and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, November 6. As part of the event and celebration, art students from Carson High School, Pioneer Academy and parents from Empire Elementary School will exhibit Dia De Los Muertos altars.
Additionally, CHS Ceramics 1 students will have their Calavera masks on display at Western Nevada College from November 22 at the Bristlecone building.
The artwork created for the event was designed to remember and honor loved ones who have passed away. Traditionally colorful and decorative, altars offer favorite foods, drinks or special items that may have belonged to the deceased to help the returning spirit relive its memories. Works of art can also represent a general celebration of ancestors from the past, celebrities, or beloved pets.
This event is open and free to the public and features sugar skull crafts, folk dancers, and food trucks. For more information on the Day of the Dead event, please click the calendar link on the district’s website to view a flyer in English and Spanish, or contact the Nevada State Museum, 775-687-4810, extension 243.
In the photos: Carson High School Seniors Fatima Marquez Mariscal and Vee Wahl, from Ms. Alisa Kuniya’s ceramics class at CHS, presented works of art on display in a CHS Ofrenda at the Nevada State Museum and in the Bristlecone building at WNC as part of Day of the Dead art exhibits.