October 1, 2018 Ofrenda

Image courtesy Miriam Melton-Villanueva, Ph.D., 2017 

Detail, UNLV Marjorie Barrick of Art, 2017 

Sep. 4, 2018

The Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art in collaboration with the UNLV Public History program will open its annual Day of the Dead ofrenda on October 1, 2018 in recognition of the ongoing repercussions of the shooting in 2017. From 1 - 3:30 p.m. you are invited to help us build a community around tragedy by adding your own voice to the ofrenda’s chorus of hanging paper notes. Our handwritten wishes, names of ancestors, heartfelt lyrics, and other tokens of personal expression will coexist at the Barrick for a month. This traditional Mexican ritual offers us an opportunity to acknowledge loss and heal the living. The ofrenda we create together will remain in the museum lobby until November 5th. 

Where: UNLV Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art Lobby

When: Oct 1 from 1:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Contactbarrick.museum@unlv.edu, 702-895-3381

The exhibit will remain available through Nov 5, 2018 during Museum hours. Monday - Friday 9am-5pm, Thursdays until 8pm, Saturday 12-5pm.  

This exhibit is curated at the discretion of the Museum and UNLV Public History; no perishables or live flames, please.