Oct. 11, 2021 to Nov. 19, 2021
10:00 am to 7:00 pm
MECA (Multicultural Education and Counseling through the Arts)
1900 Kane Street
Houston, TX 77007
WHAT: MECA Día de los Muertos Ofrendas (Altar) Exhibition
DATES: Monday, October 11, 2021, to Friday, November 19, 2021
TIMES: 10 am to 7 pm
WHERE: Multicultural Education and Counseling through the Arts (MECA)
1900 Kane St.
Houston, Texas 77007
Each year, MECA presents an Ofrendas (Altar) Exhibition, inviting community members to build an altar featuring photographs and personal belongings of their loved ones who have passed away.
Curated by Luis Gavito, this year’s Día de los Muertos Ofrendas Exhibit will feature a community altar, as well as an altar dedicated to the lives lost due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The Ofrendas Exhibit will be open to the public starting Monday, October 11, during the Día de los Muertos Festival and through Friday, November 19, 2021.
Inspired by Mexican tradition and culture, some of the altars also include the Cempasúchil (Mexican Marigold), whose golden petals and fragrant scent are believed to guide the dead from and on their way to the afterlife. Inspired by Nahua and Catholic blessing rituals, the altars will be blessed during this reception, with copal incense and holy water and prayers will be said for our ancestors who are memorialized in the constructed altars.
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