Day of Guatemala on an important holiday to this culture, All Saints Day. Our collaboration includes the creation of a traditional giant kite, a festive custom that honors the dead.
The daylong event includes the debut of the Esperanza Kite, “Kite of Hope,” created by Guatemalan artist Cristina España and her husband, Nathanael Sperger. Other activities include traditional folk music, art-making projects, and appearances by special guests, all to celebrate a day that honors life by remembering those who have passed on.
The schedule includes live virtual, prerecorded digital, and in-person events.
Family Day of Guatemala Schedule
Noon: Tune in live to the NCMA’s YouTube channel for remarks from the consulate, a proclamation from Wake County, a music performance, and the debut of the Esperanza Kite.
2–5 pm: View the kite in person in the Museum Park Theater (see detailed Park map). Visitors must wear face masks and maintain social distancing for this passive activity.
All day: Check this web page starting at 10 am for interactive prerecorded and packaged digital activities. The activities will remain available for families to engage with at any time. To follow along with an art-making activity, pick up a free art kit in the Plaza between the two Museum buildings on Saturday, October 31, from 10 am until noon, while supplies last. First come, first served.
We’ll update this page on November 1 with videos, art-making projects, coloring pages, and other activities for all ages!
Generously supported by Duke Energy