CASPER, Wyo. — Friday marked the Nicolaysen Art Museum’s annual celebration of Día de Muertos, and families from across Natrona County came to take part.
The museum offered arts and crafts, face painting, art exhibits, snacks and a performance from students at Park Elementary School.
“The dual language immersion program at Park Elementary is putting on a little production about what it’s like in Mexico for Day of the Dead,” museum curator of education Michelle Miller said. “It’s a lot of fun … and it’s a great way to educate people on different cultures even though we don’t have a huge amount of Hispanic people here in Casper.”
The museum has been hosting a Day of the Dead celebration for several years, and Miller said the turnout at this year’s event is the best it’s been in quite some time.
“Turnout is better than its been in a long time,” she said. “Post-COVID, it’s great to see these events filled with people and bringing the community together once again.”
November is going to be a busy month for the Nicolaysen Art Museum, as Miller said the museum is planning on celebrating indigenous art on Nov. 19 for Native American Heritage Month.