In the spirit of community and collaboration, join us in celebrating Day of the Dead with music, games, and other hands-on activities, at the Museum’s new Glassell School of Art and The Brown Foundation, Inc. Plaza

Check the schedule below and drop in at any time! Enjoy bites from food carts Popston and Coffee Q, too. Beginning at 6 p.m. drinks are for sale by credit card at the bar.

ALL AFTERNOON/EVENING (3 p.m. to 8 p.m.)

  • Play Garden Quest III: The Legend of Stella 
  • “Passport to Latin America” Museum Self-Guided Tour

PLAY (3 p.m. to 5 p.m.)

  • Film Screening: Pixar’s Coco / screened in English (3 p.m.)
  • Art-Making Activities (3 p.m.–5 p.m.)
  • Storybook Picnic with Houston Public Library (3 p.m.–5 p.m.)
  • Performance by MECA Ballet Folklórico (3:30 p.m.)

HANG OUT (4 p.m. to 6 p.m.)

  • Performance by Mariachi Luna Llena (4:30 p.m.)
  • Film Screening: Pixar’s Coco / screened in Spanish (5 p.m.)
  • Design Activity with Houston Community College’s Department of Fashion Design (4 p.m.–6 p.m.)
  • Story Booth – Collaborative Bookmaking Activity (4 p.m.–6 p.m.)
  • Lawn Games (4 p.m.–8 p.m.)

LET LOOSE (6 p.m. to 8 p.m.)

  • Art of the Spirits Bar (6 p.m.–8 p.m.)
  • Performance by Amin Safari (6 p.m.–8 p.m.)
  • Lotería (6 p.m.–7 p.m.)
  • Lawn Games (continue through 8 p.m.)

Drop in! This event is free. General admission to the Museum is available separately. For ages 12 & younger, Museum admission is always free.

► Plan ahead for your visit with parking information.

• The fun continues! After the Fall Festival, head downtown to the House of Blues for a night of dancing and music by Bombón Texas. More info


MFAH Learning and Interpretation programs receive generous funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services; MD Anderson Cancer Center; Sharon G. Dies; the Sterling-Turner Foundation; Houston Junior Woman's Club; Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo; the Kress Foundation; The Brown Foundation, Inc.; the Susan Vaughan Foundation; the CFP Foundation; the Cockrell Family Fund; the Joe Barnhart Foundation; the Carruth Foundation, Inc.; Silver Eagle Distributors, L.P.; Ralph H. and Ruth J. McCullough Foundation; Mrs. Denise D. Monteleone; W. A. and Madeline Smith Charitable Trust; Texas Commission on the Arts; Dr. Angela Apollo; the Center for Craft, Creativity & Design; Mr. and Mrs. Dan English III; Mrs. Nancy Glanville Jewell; Mary Lynn and Steve Marks; the Swergold Family Foundation; the Junior League of Houston, Inc.; Polly and Murry Bowden; Nancy and Jim Gordon; and Lubrizol Foundation. 

All Learning and Interpretation programs at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, receive endowment funds provided by Louise Jarrett Moran Bequest; Caroline Wiess Law; the William Randolph Hearst Foundation; Cyvia and Melvyn Wolff; the National Endowment for the Humanities; the Fondren Foundation; BMC Software, Inc.; the Wallace Foundation; the Neal Myers and Ken Black Children’s Art Fund; Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Ballard; Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Tate; the Eleanor and Frank Freed Foundation; Virginia and Ira Jackson; the Favrot Fund; Neiman Marcus Youth Arts Education; gifts in memory of John Wynne; and gifts in honor of Beth Schneider.