In partnership with the Consulate of Guatemala, the North Carolina Museum of Art is hosting the annual Day of Guatemala on an important holiday to this culture, All Saints Day.
The collaboration includes creating a traditional giant kite, a festive custom that honors the dead.
There are both virtual components and in-person components to this celebration.
Part of the event will be the debut of the completed community Esperanza Kite, “Kite of Hope”.
Other activities include traditional folk music, art-making projects, and appearances by special guest–all to celebrate a day that honors life by remembering those who have passed on.
Generously supported by Duke Energy.
Family Day of Guatemala Schedule
- Noon: (Virtual) Watch live-streamed remarks from the Consulate of Guatemala and Wake County Commissioner Chair Greg Ford, a musical performance by brothers Blanchee and Fredd Reyes and Marimba Luna Maya, and the debut of the Esperanza Kite.
- 2 to 5 p.m.: (In Person) View the finished kite in person in the Museum Park Theater (see detailed Park map). Visitors must wear face masks and maintain social distancing.
- All day: (Virtual) Interactive prerecorded and packaged digital activities are available starting at 10 am at ncartmuseum.org. The activities will remain available for families to engage with at any time.
To follow along with a kite-making activity, pick up a free art kit in the Plaza between the two Museum buildings on Saturday, October 31st, 2020, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., while supplies last. First come, first served.
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