There are always activities at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Missouri. The museum’s exterior lights were bright blue in honor of the Kansas City Royals basbeall team being in the World Series. Guards were wearing Kansas City Royals t-shirts.
Inside, in Kirkwood Hall, four paper mache skeletons hung from the ceiling for the museum’s Day of the Dead Festival. In the center is an altar featuring sand paintings honoring ancestors, highlighting the four elements of earth, wind, fire and water. Visitors are encouraged to write their own special remembrance. The festival art is done in collaboration with local artists through Mattie Rhodes Center. Music and dancing is scheduled for the festival on November 1, 2015. The museum is at 4525 Oak Street, Kansas City, Missouri.