October 30, 2015 · 7:28 am
A Paper Mache Mermaid Skeleton hangs in Kirkwood Hall at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Missouri. The skeleton is one of four hanging in the hall for the Day of the Dead (El Dia de los Muertos) festival planned for November 1, 2015. Sand paintings in an altar are also featured.
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.
Day of the Dead at the Nelson Atkins
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.
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art Day of the Dead Festival.
Dead of the Dead Poetry and Photographs.
Day of the Dead Altar.
Day of the Dead Altar.
Paper Mache Skeleton with Heart.
Paper Mache Skeleton with Monarch Butterfly Wings. Monarch butterflies winter in Mexico.
Butterfly Sand Painting
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November 2, 2014 · 3:07 pm
“Colorful Indian Corn” by Catherine Sherman
My friend Lynn and I took our cameras to a couple of Missouri farms that sell pumpkins, apples and other goods, offer hay rides and let children pet animals. The weather was beautiful, and hopefully we haven’t seen the last of the summer-like days before winter hits.
Ripe Red apples are ready to be picked.
“Old Farm Wagon in a Hay Field” by Catherine Sherman
The Red Barn Farm in Weston, Missouri, offers a variety of farm goods for sale as well as activities for families, and is a place for receptions, church and school picnics and weddings.
This goat hopes I can read the sign at Red Barn Farm: Goat Feeding Station. Lucky for her, there were several children who didn’t even need a sign to recognize a goat in need of a treat.
Choose a pumpkin at Red Barn Farm!
The Farmer’s House Market near Weston, Missouri, sells locally grown and produced “farm to table” products such as vegetables, fruit, honey, cheese and farm and home related items. It’s a working farm where children, youth and young adults with developmental disabilities can live, work, play and grow.
A beautiful palomino horse stands on a hill against a bright blue sky at Red Barn Farm.
A scarecrow welcomes visitors to the apple orchard at Red Barn Farm.
Mini white pumpkins and other produce are for sale at The Farmer’s House in Weston, Missouri.
Bride and Groom scarecrows enjoy a beautiful autumn day at Red Barn Farm in Weston, Missouri.
About The Farmer’s House.
Red Barn Farm in Weston, Missouri.
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