DIA - Ofrendas: Celebrating el Día de Muertos

Oct 13, 2017 to Nov 12, 2017

12:00 PM

Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Ave, Detroit

Ofrendas: Celebrating el Día de Muertos

Fri, Oct 13, 2017 — Sun, Nov 12, 2017
 

In celebration of Dia de Muertos, the Detroit Institute of Arts, in partnership with Detroit's Mexican Consulate, invite you to explore a community exhibition of ofrenda altars. In Mexico, and other Latin American countries, the Day of the Dead is the time of the year to celebrate the lives of close relatives, friends or community members who have passed away. Objects important to lost loved ones, such as favorites foods, drinks, mementos and pictures, are collected and incorporated into elaborate displays that include pan de muerto (bread of the dead), sugar skulls, candles, flowers, papel picado (paper cutouts) and other decorations. Ofrendas: Celebrating el Día de Muertos will be on view during regular museum hours and are included with general museum admission.