AmericaJR’s Gloria and Jerome Rzucidlo recently visited The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) to check out their special exhibit “Ofrendas: Celebrating el Día de Muertos.” The 11th installment of Ofrendas: Celebrating el Día de Muertos features 13 ofrendas, or offerings, by local artists and community members. The annual exhibition, designed to familiarize visitors with ofrendas and the Mexican traditions of the Day of the Dead, builds a sense of community as visitors identify with the reasons and ways people honor the deceased while collectively taking part in the act of remembering. The display has become one of the DIA’s most popular exhibitions. Developed in partnership with the Consulate of Mexico in Detroit, the Southwest Detroit Business Association and Mexicantown CDC.
For more info about “Ofrendas: Celebrating el Día de Muertos” exhibit, go to: https://dia.org/events/exhibitions/ofrendas.