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Dia de los Muertos at the Peabody Museum & Central Catholic


Dia de los Muertos at the Peabody Museum & Central Catholic

On November 1, over 25 AP Spanish Language and Culture students attended a Dia de los Muertos presentation at the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology at Harvard University.

Photo Album: Dia de los Muertos

Harvard Peabody Museum 11.1.2023

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About the Exhibit - Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology

The Peabody Museum's Day of the Dead ofrenda or altar is located in the Encounters in the Americas gallery.

The exhibit features pieces from the Alice P. Melvin Collection of Mexican Folk Art and represents the Aztec origins of the holiday and the Catholic symbols incorporated into the tradition, from skeletons to plush Jesus figures.

The altar is contained within a box covered with panels that were decorated by local students and regional and international artists. The altars were designed by the Peabody exhibitions staff and Mexican artists Mizael Sanchez and Monica Martinez.

Day of the Dead Exhibit | Peabody Museum (harvard.edu)

Visit the link and scroll down for a 360° view of the altar, more about the holiday's origins and traditions, videos, events, and the K–12 program. 

 


Students posing by the Day of the Dead altar

Dia de los Muertos at Central Catholic

Each year, World Language teacher Mrs. Laura O'Connor brings Day of the Dead to Central Catholic by presenting a beautiful Dia de los Muertos Altar in the World Languages Lobby on the ground floor of the Hampshire Street Building.

Photo Album: Dia de los Muertos

World Languages Lobby - Central Catholic High School

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Thank you to Mrs. O’Connor, Bro. James Vagan, FMS, and all our world language teachers for sharing the history, significance and cultural importance of the altar and special artifacts.