Monday, November 12, 2012

Dia de los Muertos

Saturday was the last day for the Idaho Historical Museum's Dia de los Muertos celebration.  For the past few years they have had the museum "transformed by local artists and schoolchildren who create elaborate traditional and contemporary altars and art throughout the building."

Since I was downtown Friday for some other business, I stopped by the museum.  They were also having a display of Guatemalan-inspired kites that I wanted to see.

Here are some of the altars that were created.

Maybe this one was to honor Steve Jobs, or just the ghosts of computers past.

 This was a cute one done by elementary students and there are pictures of them with skull masks.

This one was made in honor of Surel Mitchell, a local artist who died last year.

Here are some of the decorations that were interspersed with the museum exhibits.

I'll show you the Guatemalan kites tomorrow.

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