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Irvin D. Reid Honors College

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November 8, 2019 | 2:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Category: Student Activity
Location: Detroit Institute of Arts | Map
5200 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI 48202
Cost: Free

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. 

Meet in the Honors Study Lounge at 2:45 p.m. and head over to the DIA at 3 p.m.

For more information about this event, please contact Hira Majeed at 313.577.3030 or hira.majeed@wayne.edu.