These Day of the Dead Ofrendas Need to be Seen!

Armando Saucedo

Dia de los Muertos is a holiday celebrated from Oct. 31 to Nov. 2 originally in Mexico and other Latin American countries to celebrate and honor those who have passed away. The dead are said to return to visit their living loved ones during this time of year which is why it is a celebration. One way that this tradition is celebrated is the creation of ofrendas (offerings,) these take the forms of altars or shrines that hold important memories of the people you love. The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) collaborates with local artists and community members to create and display ofrendas in the special exhibitions center right off of the Diego Rivera Court. The Exhibit consists of 14 ofrenda displays from different collaborators such as The Consulate of Mexico, Mexicanas en Michigan and members of Mexicantown Community Development Corporation. It will be open with general admission until Nov. 6.