The goals of the Mexican Cultural Center are achieved through our three (3) signature programs (Día del Niño, Colorado Symphony Orchestra concert and Día de Muertos) which build awareness and understanding about Mexican culture through the arts, educational programming, cultural events and programs.
Día del niño
Mexican Cultural Center continues that celebration in honor of children. MCC has worked with schools within Denver Public School system. We extend an open invitation to all schools, parents and families to participate and experience the culture first hand. Our philosophy to incorporate the arts and science provides a platform for extended learning. Children as well as their families are introduced to the many ways art can be incorporated into the sciences that are fun, exhilarating and educational.
The event offers children’s workshops throughout the day, as well as dance performances, storytelling and arts and crafts with academic content that can be transferred to the classroom and life. Our long-standing collaborators and partners on this day include: Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Denver Public Library, Denver Art Museum, Colorado History Museum, and Byers-Evens House Museum. In 2016, we had attendance of over 19,000 participants
Colorado Symphony Orchestra Concert
Summer continues the season with a unique community concert with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra at the Boettcher Concert Hall. This exciting showcase of the cultural sounds of traditional music augmented by the Colorado Symphony’s soaring orchestration is incredible. Each year the program evolves and the performances are better than the last.
In 2016 the MCC presented its fifth El Latir de México concert on September15th, 2016 in commemoration of the 206th anniversary of the Mexican independence with 2,292 people in attendance.
Día de los Muertos
Día de los Muertos is recognized all over Mexico with plazas in each community decorated with elaborate and sacred alters adorned with beautiful arrangements of flowers, candles, and the favorite food of loved ones dedicated to the deceased. This day commemorates the honoring of loved ones who have passed on and venerating their return. This celebration incorporates history, culture, science and other educational aspects that participants learn and integrate into their lives.
The Mexican Cultural Center continues this tradition with strong collaborative relationships with numerous organizations. Last year we partnered with Denver Botanic Gardens to celebrate a month-long Days of the Dead even, with a total attendance of 41,397.
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