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Catalina Museum for Art & History Hosts Día de los Muertos Celebration, First Friday Films and Art to Go in November

The museum will also open a new winter wonderland exhibition "Paintings for the Holidays" on November 6

Catalina Museum for Art & History has announced family-friendly programming for November, welcoming visitors with three different enriching activities to enjoy throughout the month, as well as a new winter wonderland exhibition Paintings for the Holidays.

In honor of the traditional Mexican cultural celebration, the museum hosts a Día de los Muertos Family Festival on Monday, November 1 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Bringing together cultural elements of the holiday, the lively evening of events includes dancing, music and other activities the entire family can enjoy.

Designed for children ages 6 – 12 to engage in creativity and art-making, the museum offers "Art to Go" every Thursday throughout the month, November 4, 11, 18 and 25. Art kits feature a specific project paired with an art lesson and will be available for pick up in front of the museum from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each week. Instructions and most materials are included. For information on upcoming projects visit or follow the museum's social media pages.

The museum's First Friday Films series concludes on November 5 with a screening of Tim Burton's 1990 fantasy romance Edward Scissorhands starring Johnny Depp and Winona Ryder. The film will begin at 6:45 pm in the outdoor Ackerman Family Amphitheater. A variety of movie snacks along with wine and beer will be available for purchase. Tickets to First Friday Films are $12 per person and can be purchased online at

Step under the mistletoe and celebrate the holidays with the museum's Paintings for the Holidays exhibition. On display in the museum's central art gallery starting November 6, experience a winter wonderland through paintings, as well as nostalgia and magic abound in this heartwarming yuletide showcase. For more information about Paintings for the Holidays, visit

Catalina Museum for Art & History remains committed to the health and wellness of museum guests, employees and the surrounding community. Enhanced safety measures have been put in place including increased frequency of cleaning services and disinfecting all high-touch surfaces, and the addition of hand sanitizing stations. The museum encourages visitors to pre-purchase tickets and to use credit or debit cards for transactions. Catalina Museum for Art & History is operating in accordance with the most current guidance from state and local health agencies.

The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday and closed on Mondays. For more information about the Catalina Museum for Art & History, visit To stay connected, follow the museum's social media platforms @CatalinaMuseum on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

About Catalina Museum for Art & History - The Catalina Museum for Art & History offers the best in art and history exhibitions, music and dance performances, lectures by guest speakers from all over the world, and the finest in silent, documentary and international film. The museum is located in the heart of Avalon at 217 Metropole Avenue. For more information, the museum may be reached by phone at 310-510-2414 or at its website:


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