Las Flores de Zapata, A Free Días de los Muertos Community Event

Saturday, November 2nd

Celebrate Días de los Muertos by remembering the life and lucha of Mexican revolutionary hero Emiliano Zapata. El Caudillo del Sur – as he was named for leading the fight for Mexican Indigenous rights and land reform – was born in the state of Morelos, Mexico. Now, one hundred years after his death, Minneapolis and Morelos are coming together to honor Zapata’s legacy. Join Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey, Cuernavaca City Mayor Antonio Villalobos, and Council Member Alondra Cano for this free community event. Bring your family, friends, and students to uplift our collective stories of struggle, triumph, and resistance during Días de los Muertos.


Event is free and open to the public. Join us on Saturday, November 2nd at the Weisman Art Museum

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3:00 pm

La Ofrenda

Interactive ofrenda activity with artist Monica Vega, includes take-home art building and guided tour to learn about the significance of an ofrenda.

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Photo courtesy of Xavier Tavera.

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4:00 pm

La Película

The Last Zapatistas, Forgotten Heroes (Los Últimos Zapatistas, Héroes Olvidados)

Introduction by Mayor Jacob Frey and Cuernavaca City Mayor Antonio Villalobos: 4:00 - 4:15 pm
Film starts at 4:15 pm. 70 min

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5:15 - 7:00 pm

La Conversación

Post-film community conversation and reception with Cuernavaca City Mayor Antonio Villalobos, filmmaker Francesco Taboada Tabone, Emiliano Zapata’s grandson Don Manuel Manrique Zapata, and artist Monica Vega.

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Additional Events during Días de los Muertos Week

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ON BEING LIVE with Sandra Cisneros
Hosted by Krista Tippett
October 30th
6:00 - 9:00 pm
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Community Ofrenda - MIA
Friday, October 25th through
Sunday, November 3rd
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Photo Courtesy of the Minneapolis Institute of Art.
Family Night Out - MIA
Friday, November 1st
5:00 - 8:00 pm
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Photo Courtesy of the Minneapolis Institute of Art.
Festival de las Calaveras
Día de los Muertos Concert
Friday, November 2
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Graciela Iturbide’s Mexico
Through December 15th
MIA Harrison Photography Gallery
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Photo Courtesy of the Minneapolis Institute of Art.