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Día de los Muertos Community Event

Monday, November 1, 2021 @ 6:00pm
Biggs Museum of American Art, Dover

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Día de los Muertos Community Ofrenda 
Monday | November 1, 2021 | 6 PM - 8 PM

October 25, 2021 through February 13, 2022 the Biggs Museum of American Art is hosting the feature exhibition Frida Kahlo: Through the Lens of Nickolas Muray side by side with a collection of traditional Mexican masks. Due to the advantageously scheduled opening of these exhibitions, rich in Mexican heritage, the Biggs Museum of American Art will be open to the public during Día de los Muertos. We are excited to invite the public to add to our community ofrenda created by students at Sussex Centrial High School with assistance by a cultural heritage panel.

An ofrenda is an altar (typically located within one’s home) of varying size, upon which a collection of objects are ritually placed during the celebration of Día de los Muertos. Typically the objects selected are associated with specific individuals who have died and the altar is created with the intent to welcome their spirits into the space. 

This project hopes to highlight the cultural significance of Día de los Muertos by inviting the community to experience and engage with the tradition, learn, and draw connections. The Biggs hopes that our Ofrenda will not only introduce the community to the cultural influences and traditions present in Frida Kahlo’s work but also bring together community members post-Covid. Many members in our community have experienced some sense of isolation or loss during the Covid pandemic and lockdowns that have taken place since early 2020 and continue in some degree throughout the U.S.. Our Ofrenda looks to provide the community-members a way to honor those they have lost during the lockdowns, when individuals could not gather together to celebrate their loved ones.

If you would like to submit a name or a digital image of loved one(s) to be included on the ofrenda please email Programs@biggsmuseum.org . The Biggs will not be accepting items or non-digital images for inclusion.

This event is free to the public.

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Schedule & Tickets

Monday, November 1, 2021 @ 6:00pm · tickets · add to calendar 2021-11-01 18:00:00 2021-11-01 21:00:00 America/New_York Día de los Muertos Community Event https://www.delawarescene.com/event/30037/da-de-los-muertos-community-event Biggs Museum of American Art, 406 Federal Street, Dover, DE, 19901
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