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Phase 1 of Young People’s Ofrendas Project: Honoring Ancestors

This week, students at Austin, El Colegio, and Humboldt high schools are embarking in earnest on the 2013 Young People’s Ofrendas project. They’re exploring the history and meaning of Mexican Day of the Dead traditions as well as discovering global traditions for honoring ancestors. Each student will soon select an important family member, friend, or community member to honor with an ofrenda (shrine) they’ll create. Stay tuned for updates on their progress as the weeks unfold.
Mr. Elizondo, Art Teacher at Humboldt High School, St. Paul]

Mr. Elizondo, Art Teacher at Humboldt High School, St. Paul

The culmination of this school-museum partnership is an exhibition at the MIA featuring a selection of ofrendas from each of the three partner schools. The annual free exhibition runs this year from October 22-November 24, 2013, in the Community Commons gallery (Gallery 110).

Area K-12 teachers: Now is the time to make arrangements for a tour of the exhibition for your students. Please use the School Tour Request form to arrange a free guided or self-guided tour for later this fall.