Mattie Rhodes Center

DÍa de los Muertos  2011 

 Mattie Rhodes Art Gallery 

919 W. 17th Street, KC, MO 64108


T-F 10am - 4pm

Hector DOTD 2011

Featured Artist:  Hector Casanova 


   Tuesdays- Fridays

Oct. 10 - Nov.16


Visit the gallery with your group and get a guided tour of the
exhibit, fun and educational Day of the Dead information and a hands-on cultural art activity!  


Choose from:

  • Calaca Tin Ornaments or Bottle Cap Magnets ($5/student) 
  • Sugar Skulls ($7/student) 
  • Guided Tour ($3/student)



Groups of 10-60 can reserve 1.5 hour spots

Tuesday - Friday

 for groups of 10-60.



 Please call 
to register for Tours and Workshops

DÍa de los Muertos

 Art Exhibit and Street Festival


October 7 - November 12, 2011



First Friday Opening Reception

 Friday, October 7, from 6-10pm


This wonderful exhibit celebrates the colorful and loving holiday of Mexico. The exhibit hosts altars created by local artists and families as well as a display of Day of the Dead inspired works of art. The evening's festivities include live music, food and fun! Come dressed as a your own Day of the Dead inspired character, and experience the celebration, memories, love and creativity!


6:00 - 9:00PM DJ Makossa & Mariachi Grupo Musico

Day of the Dead Street Festival


Saturday, October 8, from 1-9pm


Experience the largest and longest running Day of the Dead Festival in Kansas City! Watch live entertainment hosted by MC's Manny Martinez & Viviana Medellin from Taste of Tejano KKFI, enjoy delicious food from Ricos Tacos Lupe, and browse wonderful handmade art and gifts from Evil Pawn Jewelry, BB Loco Designs, many other local artisans. Kids will enjoy the carnival area with fun games, face painting and great art activities. The exhibit of altars and artwork will also be open all day.



2011 Street Festival Entertainment: 

Rose Marie's Fiesta Mexicana Folkloric Dance Group, Grupo Axe Capoeira, Grupo Trio Aztlán, Grupo No Limitz, Dia de los Muertos Fashion Show, Breakdancing & Freestyle by Leo Night & Reckless Ray, El Grupo Atotonilco Mexican Folkloric Dance Group, Nova 4, Making Movies, Theatre Tech Productions,Jalapeño Eating Contest, Car show & car altar Contest.


*Please note that the schedule is subject to change


 Second Reception


Friday, November 4 from 6-9pm


Another night of fun, this time the same week as the Mexican holiday! To celebrate we will listen to live music and parade through the West side Neighborhood in festive costumes. Everyone is invited to join in the fun!


6:00 - 9:00PM Mariachi Grupo Musico & KCAI Parade




Howl at the moon...become your other self  

Don't miss this exceptional mask making workshop and opportunity to interact with an amazing artist and educator, Dr. Richard Bay. He will share his wonderful portfolio of masks and world experiences. We will provide all the materials, and fun!


Friday, October 21, 2011 6:00pm - 8:00pm

 Adult Workshop Fee: $30


Saturday, October 22, 2011 1:00pm - 3:00pm

 Kids Workshop Fee: $20


 Dead Printz 

Come make your print for Day of the Dead using simple drawing and printing methods! We'll combine collage materials to give your imagery life for this Day of the Dead project.


Saturday, October 15, 2011

 10:00am - Noon All Ages Fee: $25



 Mini Altars 

Come create your own small, personalized altar using traditional colors and symbolism of Day of the Dead. Please bring photos and small personal objects and we will provide all the fun

decorating materials.

Saturday, October 15, 2011
1:00pm - 3:00pm All Ages Fee: $30  


Collection of Calacas 

This fun holiday workshop will teach you how to make a variety of skeletons including sugar skulls, skull bead necklaces, and more!


Saturday, November 12, 2011  

10:00am - Noon All Ages Fee: $30  


 Please call 
to register for Tours and Workshops