September 10, 2012
The exhibit features a traditional Mexican ofrenda — a home altar with sugar skulls, colorful tissue paper cutouts of skeletons, food and beverage offerings, marigolds and photos of deceased relatives. A children’s ofrenda and photographs illustrating different aspects of the celebration will also be on display. The exhibit features text in English and Spanish.
The Days of the Dead is an ancient religious celebration that originally honored children and the dead. It has evolved to incorporate a blend of ancient Indian and Christian features. The celebration is considered a festive time when family members remember and honor their dead and the continuity of life.