Wake Forest University’s Museum of Anthropology will display its annual Días de los Muertos (Days of the Dead) exhibit from Sept. 11 through Dec. 14.
The exhibit features a traditional Mexican ofrenda — a home altar with sugar skulls, colorful tissue paper cutouts of skeletons, food and beverage offerings, marigolds and photos of deceased relatives. A children’s ofrenda and photographs illustrating different aspects of the celebration will also be on display. The exhibit features text in English and Spanish.
The Days of the Dead is an ancient religious celebration that originally honored children and the dead. It has evolved to incorporate a blend of ancient Indian and Christian features. The celebration is considered a festive time when family members remember and honor their dead and the continuity of life.
The Museum of Anthropology is open to the public Tues. through Sat. from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission is free. For more information contact the Museum at 336-758-5282 or visit www.wfu.edu/moa.
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