Celebrations to take place Sunday, October 28 and Friday, November 2

Palm Springs Art Museum is hosting its popular annual Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos) celebration on Sunday, October 28, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Palm Springs Art Museum. A second celebration occurs on Friday, November 2 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert, The Galen and Faye Sarkowsky Sculpture Garden. Admission to both events is free.

On that Sunday, the public is invited to see Palm Springs Art Museum come alive with the spirit and traditions of Day of the Dead. Fun for the entire family, the event will highlight altars constructed by the community, plus performances and films, arts activities, among other happenings. Special additions this year include screenings of the popular Disney film Coco and an educational performance by the Son Jarocho musical group, Conjunto Tenocelomeh.

On November 2, as part of its Galen First Friday events, Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert invites families to celebrate Day of the Dead by participating in Posada printmaking, and enjoying live music, pan de muerto and performances by College of the Desert Ballet Folklorico Club, “Sabor a mi Tierra.”

“Day of the Dead is truly a unique tradition, celebrating life through community spirit, art, music and dance,” said Leonardo Bravo, Director of Education and Public Programs. “We invite everyone to join us at our two Dia de los Muertos celebrations and participate in the family-friendly activities, while also taking in the Museum’s current exhibitions.”


Day of the Dead is a traditional Mexican holiday that inspires individuals, family, friends and community to celebrate life by reflecting on history and culture through the act of honoring those who have passed away. Day of the Dead education programs are made possible by Wells Fargo.

Palm Springs Art Museum is a proud member of the Coachella Valley Days of Los Muertos Collective, which partners with important area organizations including Children’s Discovery Museum of the Desert, Sunnylands Center & Gardens, Run with Los Muertos, Cabot’s Pueblo Museum, Coachella Valley History Museum, Palm Springs Cemetery District, and Raices Cultura. Please visit these partners’ websites for additional Day of the Dead information, events, and details.

For information about Palm Springs Art Museum locations, hours, admission prices, membership opportunities and ongoing exhibitions, please visit www.psmuseum.org or call (760) 322-4800.