Day of the Dead

Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a colorful and religious celebration which takes place in Meso-American cultures from October 31 (Halloween) through November 2 (All Souls Day). It is during this festive time that the dead are believed to return to visit the living.

This exhibit explores the customs and traditions of Dia de los Muertos with full-scale models of a Mexican home and graveyard as they would typically appear on this day. Inside the home is a collection of items commonly used to celebrate, including ofrendas (memory tables or altars) made and decorated by local artists with photos, candles, flowers, breads and other memorial objects.

Visit the exhibit's photo gallery to view some of the most unique vehicles on display.