As the calendar progresses, so does the Walk Through Latin
America exhibit showing in the University Museum exhibit. Having started on October
31, 2015, portions of the exhibition have been transformed into displays
featuring the bright lights and sparkle of Navidad—the
Christmas season. The exhibit will be open through December 12.
diverse Latin American countries, made from a variety of traditional and modern
materials, adorn a vintage style Navidad
tree in the University Museum. Pesebres,
nativity scenes, are displayed as well.
During the final days of the exhibition,
the celebration of Latin America and Latino cultures continues with two events on
Friday, December 4, to be held in the University Museum located on the first
floor of Sutton Hall. Starting at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, Francisco Alarcón will
present Mayan Numbers, an overview of
the Mayan number system with a hands-on workshop on addition and subtraction.
at 5:30 p.m., Dan Murphy and Carl Rahkonen will present Music for Navidad featuring interpretations of Latin American
musical standards, holiday songs, and more.
On Thursday, December 10, starting
at 3:30 p.m., the Student Chapter of the American Choral Director’s Association,
under the direction of Craig Denison, will entertain audiences with caroling in
English, Spanish, Catalan, Portuguese, and French. Caroling will begin on the
ground floor of Sutton Hall and progress throughout the building ending at the
University Museum at approximately 4:15 p.m. Guests will be treated to Mexican
hot chocolate and a drawing at for several gift items following the caroling.
list of related activities is available for download (pdf). More
information is also available on the Walk Through Latin America exhibit page.
events are free and regular museum viewing hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday
2:00–6:30 p.m., Thursday noon–7:30 p.m., and Saturday noon–4:00 p.m. The
exhibit and activities have been planned in cooperation with the Latin American
If you have additional questions about the museum exhibition
or any of the related events or to schedule a tour, please contact Leslie
Kluchurosky at email@example.com