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Dia de los Muertos Steamroller Printing Party

Date / Time

Saturday, October 12, 2013 -
10:00am to 4:00pm


610 N Julia Davis Drive
Boise , ID 83702

Contact Info

Contact Name:
Museum Front Desk
Contact Phone Number:
(208) 334-2120


Mexico has a long tradition of printmaking. Satirical calavera (skull) images from artists like Posada are used to decorate altars and buildings throughout the country for the annual Dia de los Muertos celebration. This year the museum in partnership with Wingtip Press, Boise State University, and The Boise Department of Arts and History are taking up this tradition in a BIG way. Using 8ft x 4ft pieces of wood and simple hand tools, local artists and school children have been busily preparing giant Dia de los Muertos themed printing blocks. On October 12th those artists will come together in the Pioneer Village next to the museum to print their blocks on fabric using a steamroller. These giant banners will be hung at the museum, Boise’s Sesqui-Shop gallery, and downtown businesses as part of our Dia de los Muertos exhibit. You don’t have to be a printmaker to join in. Anyone can come down to the museum to watch the fun.

Additional Details

Event Type: Event