Ofrendas: Día de los Muertos Altars
The Brooks Museum and Cazateatro Bilingual Theater Group have partnered for the past 6 years to celebrate El Dia de Los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, a holiday observed in Mexico and other Latin American countries on November 1 and 2. On these special days, it is believed that the souls of the dead come back to visit with their living loved ones. An integral part of the holiday is constructing ofrendas, or altars, which are dedicated to a loved one and covered in their favorite objects, foods, and drinks. This exhibition displays the work of local Memphis students who have constructed ofrendas for deceased people who they admire. In conjunction with the Dia de Los Muertos Parade on October 2, these ofrendas will teach visitors about Latinx traditions and showcase the creativity of our local students.
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The American art theorist Linda Nochlin (1931-2017) posed this question as the title of a pioneering article in 1971. This essay was considered one of the first major works of Feminist art history, it has become a set text for those who study art internationally, and it is influential in many other fields.