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Latin American Culture Fest

 

Saturday, Nov. 16 Schedule  |  Sunday, Nov. 17 Schedule

Saturday, Nov. 16

Rotunda

Latin American Learning Marketplace
Browse, shop and learn about Latin America through goods commonly sold in Latin America. Our friendly vendors welcome your curiosity and are ready to talk about any questions you might have about what you see on sale in their booths.
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Día de los Muertos  (Day of the Dead)
Pay tribute to some notable Latin Americans at our Day of the Dead altar. Check out sugar skulls from Mexico and come up close with La Calavera Catrina!
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Baracoa, Cuba! The Visual Exhibit
The very first settlement and capital of the island of Cuba is Baracoa. Join us for an enchanting journey into the soul of Cuba as depicted in this visual art exhibit from Artists in Baracoa!
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Concourse (OMNIMAX® entrance)

Visual Art: Celebration of Life and Death
Mexican artist Fabiola A. Enriquez uses innovative combinations of acrylic, oil pastels, metallic, neon, and glitter stylographs to showcase her work. The work is based on re-interpretations of traditional visual motifs of pre-Hispanic civilization bringing ancient Aztec drawings to life.
Gallery Talk by Professor Olimpia Loveland
1:45 p.m. & 3:45 p.m.

Passport to the World Stage

Noon   Grupo Caribe, Traditional dance group from Puerto Rico                   

1 p.m.  Los Embajadores Peruanos, Traditional dance group from Peru

An afternoon with El Corazon de Mexico, Ohio’s leading Mexican Folkloric Dance Troupe
Learn about different provinces in Mexico and how each province can be identified by the way it dances.

2 p.m.  El Corazon de Mexico dance performance                    

3 p.m.  El Corazon de Mexico Dance Class               

4 p.m.  El Corazon de Mexico provincial dance presentations   

Cincinnati Dining Room

Family Fun in a Latin American Way! (Diversión Familiar!)
Noon to 4 p.m.

Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos)
Join us in celebrating the life of your passed loved one or a beloved pet, all while learning about this popular Mexican tradition. You will learn how to make sugar skulls and your family will be invited to decorate your very own sugar skulls. Make a paper flower and a paper candle for a deceased loved one or pet and place them on our wall and table that everyone will be helping to create over the two-day period. Learn about cities that celebrate this holiday, the science behind why we can create sculpture out of sugar, and why candles and flowers are such an important part of this celebration!

Latin American Carnivals
Learn about Carnival! Make and take home your very own Carnival mask! Once done, wear your mask and join the free Samba dance lessons to complete your experience!

The Native Cultures of Latin America
Want to learn about the Mayan calendar? How to understand it? Join us for this activity and learn why the world did not end. This activity will also teach about understanding timelines and calendars. Coloring sheets for different calendar pieces available for children.

The Geography of Latin America
What is Latin America? Which countries can you point to on a map? Are you or someone you know from Latin America? Learn little bit about each country and decide where you would like to visit!

Ancient Maya Politics: the Royal Court, its Members and how they Transformed Classic Period Governance
The Classic Maya royal court developed as a full-fledged institution within the context of the often tumultuous years of the Late Classic period (ca. 600–900 CE). Research on its members and their roles reveals a strategically dynamic institution that was an important place of influence and power. Visual and written information, drawn from monuments and art of this culture, shed light on the court as a political community, highlight the ways that this institution was variable and adaptable, and aid in identifying cultural metaphors that framed Maya understandings of the court.
1:30 p.m.

Newsreel Theater

Baracoa, Cuba! The Lecture
The very first settlement and capital of the island of Cuba was Baracoa. Join us for an enchanting journey into the soul of Cuba as discussed by Mary Ann Olding. Don’t miss the visual art exhbit in the Rotunda from Artists in Baracoa!
2:30 p.m.

Duke Energy Children’s Museum

All events included with paid admission.

Budding Scientists Presents: Butterfly Sanctuary
Discover the magnificent migration of the Monarch and how it ties into the Mexican celebration of Day of the Dead.
1 p.m.

Bacchanal Steel Band
It’s hard to resist your dancing feet when the Bacchanal Steel Band fills the room with the melodious sounds of the Caribbean.
12:30 & 2 p.m.
Children’s Museum Lobby

Where in the World Presents: Clay Suns
What is one thing that we all need to live? The SUN! Create a clay sun inspired by the work of Mexican clay sun artists.
2 p.m.

Young at Art Presents: Day of the Dead
Celebrate Dios De Los Muertos by creating a skeleton calavera of yourself or someone you love.
3 p.m.

Salsa Dance Party!
Join us for a dance party infused with Salsa music.
4 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 17

Rotunda

Latin American Learning Market Place
Browse, shop and learn about Latin America through goods commonly sold in Latin America. Our friendly vendors welcome your curiosity and are ready to talk about any questions you might have about what you see on sale in their booths.
11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Día de los Muertos  (Day of the Dead)
Pay tribute to some notable Latin Americans at our Day of the Dead altar. Check out sugar skulls from Mexico and come up close with La Calavera Catrina!
11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Baracoa, Cuba! The Visual Exhibit
The very first settlement and capital of the island of Cuba is Baracoa. Join us for an enchanting journey into the soul of Cuba as depicted in this visual art exhibit from Artists in Baracoa!
11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Concourse (OMNIMAX® entrance)

Visual Art: Celebration of Life and Death
Mexican artist Fabiola A. Enriquez uses innovative combinations of acrylic, oil pastels, metallic, neon, and glitter stylographs to showcase her work. The work is based on re-interpretations of traditional visual motifs of pre-Hispanic civilization bringing ancient Aztec drawings to life.
Gallery Talk by Professor Olimpia Loveland
1:45 p.m. & 3:45 p.m.

Cincinnati Dining Room

Family Fun in a Latin American Way! (Diversión Familiar!)
Noon to 4 p.m.

Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos)
Join us in celebrating the life of your passed loved one or a beloved pet, all while learning about this popular Mexican tradition. You will learn how to make sugar skulls and your family will be invited to decorate your very own sugar skulls. Make a paper flower and a paper candle for a deceased loved one or pet and place them on our wall and table that everyone will be helping to create over the two-day period. Learn about cities that celebrate this holiday, the science behind why we can create sculpture out of sugar, and why candles and flowers are such an important part of this celebration!

Latin American Carnivals
Learn about Carnival! Make and take home your very own Carnival mask! Once done, wear your mask and join the free Samba dance lessons to complete your experience!

The Native Cultures of Latin America
Want to learn about the Mayan calendar? How to understand it? Join us for this activity and learn why the world did not end. This activity will also teach about understanding timelines and calendars. Coloring sheets for different calendar pieces available for children.

The Geography of Latin America
What is Latin America? Which countries can you point to on a map? Are you or someone you know from Latin America? Learn little bit about each country and decide where you would like to visit!

Vulnerable Dreamers: A community discussion on Immigration policy, humanity and the law
Vulnerable Dreamers is Ligia Cuevas’ collection of 40 black-and-white photos of Latin American children who are either illegal or have one or both parents who are illegal. The discussion centers around Immigration policy and how it affects these children.
2 p.m.

Passport to the World Stage

Noon    Colombia Viva!
Colombia Viva is a folkloric dance group that promotes diversity and the richness of the Colombian culture through artistic expression presented in a diverse show.

1 p.m.  Grupo Caribe
Traditional dance group from Puerto Rico

3 p.m.  Que Lindo es Panama
Traditional Dance group from Panama

4 p.m.  Danza Contigo Peru
Traditional Dance group from Peru

Newsreel Theater

Baracoa, Cuba! The Lecture
The very first settlement and capital of the island of Cuba was Baracoa. Join us for an enchanting journey into the soul of Cuba as discussed by Mary Ann Olding. Don’t miss the visual art exhbit in the Rotunda from Artists in Baracoa!
2:30 p.m.

Duke Energy Children’s Museum

All events included with paid admission.

Budding Scientists Presents: Butterfly Sanctuary
Discover the magnificent migration of the Monarch and how it ties into the Mexican celebration of Day of the Dead.
1 p.m.

Samba Parade with Baba Charles
Discover the Carnival rhythms of Latin America and bring them to life as Baba Charles leads us on a musical parade through the museum!
2 p.m.
Patricia A. Corbett Theater

Young at Art Presents: Self Portraits with Frida Kahlo
Frida Kahlo expressed herself by creating self-portraits. Learn some techniques to capture your features and personality through a self-portrait.
3 p.m.

Healthy Kids Presents: Salsa Fiesta!
Take a salsa taste test and discover the different flavors of salsa, and how it can be a healthy snack choice!
4 p.m.
 


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Activities in the Rotunda and Dining Rooms are free. Activities in our museums are free for Members or included with your All Museums Pass for $12.50 for adults and $8.50 for children.

 

Hours

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16
11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17

 

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