This is the seventh year the DIA has presented “Ofrendas: Celebrating el Día de Muertos”
ofrendas created by local artists. The exhibition
will be on view Sept. 28–Nov. 10, 2019.
The Day of the Dead celebrates the lives of close
relatives, friends or community members who have passed away.
Objects important to lost loved ones, such as favorite foods,
drinks, mementos and pictures, are collected and incorporated
into elaborate displays that include
pan de muerto (bread of the dead), sugar skulls,
papel picado (paper cutouts) and other decorations.
Proposals are due by July 29 at 5 p.m. Selected artists
will be notified by Friday, Aug. 2. To submit a proposal, visit
Artists must be available to install their
ofrenda on Sept. 22, 23 or 24 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
and to deinstall and remove all materials on Sunday. Nov. 10
from 5 to 8 p.m. Selected artists will also be required to
participate in a Q&A session on Nov. 10 from 2 to 3 p.m. to
provide insights into the inspiration for their
This program is in partnership with
Carrera de Mexico en Detroit.