The Evolution of Day of the Dead: A Conversation with Cesáreo Moreno
Thursday, October 29
6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
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El Día de los Muertos (The Day of the Dead) is a Mexican holiday where families welcome home the souls of their deceased relatives for a brief reunion that includes food, drink, and celebration. A blend of Mesoamerican ritual, European religion and Spanish culture, the holiday is celebrated each year from October 31 – November 2. While October 31 is Halloween, November 1 is “el Dia de los innocents,” or the day of the children, and All Saints Day. November 2 is All Souls Day or the Day of the Dead.

Join us for a virtual Day of the Dead program about how museums are modifying their Day of the Dead celebrations due to COVID-19. Cesáreo Moreno, Visual Arts Director/Chief Curator at the National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago, and Paul Gutiérrez, Director of Programs & Events at the Kansas City Museum, will explain how they’ve changed programming this year at each of their institutions, and Mr. Moreno will share how the United States has evolved its perspective on celebrating Day of the Dead.

For more information, please contact Director of Programs & Events Paul Gutiérrez at paul.gutierrez@kcmo.org or 816.513.0726.

Restoring Our Humanity: Re-humanizing Ourselves with Mindfulness
Part One: Friday, October 30 
Part Two: Friday, November 6
6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
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In this two-part series, mindfulness teachers Tracy Ochester, PsyD and Sydney Spears, Ph.D., of Midwest Alliance for Mindfulness will hold an interracial conversation exploring how practicing mindfulness and compassion can support dismantling racialized trauma and help prepare us for sustainable racial justice work. 

  • Part One will explore how the practices and attitudes of mindfulness can be foundational to the inner work of racial healing and justice; and
  • Part Two will explore the relevance of mindfulness to outer equity work. (Brief sample practices will also be offered.)

For more information, please contact Director of Programs & Events Paul Gutiérrez at paul.gutierrez@kcmo.org or 816.513.0726.

For more information about upcoming Restore KC programs, please contact Director of Programs & Events Paul Gutiérrez at paul.gutierrez@kcmo.org or 816.513.0726.

Previous Virtual and Outdoor, Safe Distanced Concert Series

Friday, June 19 with Jessica Paige
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Friday, July 10 with Kadesh Flow
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Friday, August 14 with Members of the Kansas City Symphony
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Friday, September 18 with Mariachi Estrella KC
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Friday, October 9 with Mike Dillon and special guest Go Go Ray on drums
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