Upcoming Programs

Fall/Winter 2014 Programs


3D Cut Paper

  • Sept. 20th - Oct 11th, Saturdays 10am-12pm
  • Ages: 7-12
  • Cost: $75
  • Inspired by the works of Jorge Rosano and the ancient Otomi cut-out paper art, students will learn about ancient symbols and Day of the Dead while creating a large-scale, 3D cut paper collage during these 4 sessions.
  • To register, please call: 312-433-3908


Day of the Dead Poster: Screen Printing on Paper

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  • Oct. 18th- Nov. 8th, Saturdays 11am – 2pm
  • Ages: Adults 18 & over
  • Cost: $40/person CPDU’s Available. Space is limited.  All materials included.
  • Create your own Day of the Dead poster inspired by this year’s exhibition Rito y Recuerdo. Learn the basic foundations of screen printing while creating engaging imagery and hand pull your own Day-of-the-Dead- themed poster. Featured Artist: Antonio Pazarán
  • To register, please call: 312-433-3913



Mini Altars

  • Friday, October 24th, 12:00–1:30 p.m.
  • Ages: 3–5
  • Cost: $20/Family (max. 4 members)
  • Bring your toddler to an age-appropriate learning environment in the gallery and art studio and create a mini Day of the Dead altar together!
  • To register, please call: (312) 433-3943



  • Cost: $5 per person
  • Decorating Sugar Skulls
  • Sept. 28th, 10am – 11:30am and 12pm – 1:30pm
  • Oct. 19th, 10am – 11:30am and 12pm – 1:30pm


Family Sunday Sugar Skull Decorating is SOLD OUT, but you can still get a beautiful sugar skull decorated by the Mondragon family at the Museum. They'll even write your name on it!



  • Day of the Dead Evening
  • Saturday November 1st, 3pm to 5pm
  • Free
  • Join us for a special viewing day accompanied by art and hands-on activities.  


ART FRIDAYS with Featured Artist Eric García

  • $40 / person.  Space is limited.  All materials included. 
  • Ages: 21 & Over
  • To register, please call: 312-433-3918

Papel Picado

  • Oct. 17th, 6-8pm
  • Enjoy light refreshments throughout the evening as you explore your creativity and enrich your cultural awareness. Learn about papel picado, the intricate cut-out flags that adorn Mexican festivals, by creating cut-out imagery.


  • Oct 24th, 6-8pm
  • Explore your creativity by creating an original still life painting. Great for first time painters, this session will focus on the basic painting techniques such as composition and mixing colors.




  • Saturdays, 12pm English, 1pm español
  • September 27, October 18, November 22, and December 13
  • Suggested Donation $5/person



  • Thursday, October 16th, 4:00–7:00 pm
  • Suggested Donation $5/person, CPDUs Available
  • Experience a guided tour of this year’s exhibition, learn hands-on art activities, and receive supplemental material for Day of the Dead.
  • To register, please call (312) 433-3943