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Metalsmithing Alum Sandra Osip is featured in Detroit Institute of Art's "Ofrendas" Exhibition

October 3rd, 2022

Sandra Osip (MFA Metalsmithing 1983) is featured in the Detroit Institute of Art’s (DIA) annual Ofrendas exhibition. The DIA’s exhibition of ofrenda altars created by local artists celebrates el Día de Muertos, in partnership with Detroit’s Mexican Consulate and the Southwest Detroit Business Association. In Mexico, and other Latin American countries, the Day of the Dead is the time of the year to celebrate the lives of close relatives, friends or community members who have passed away. Ofrendas altars collect objects important to lost loved ones, such as favorites foods, drinks, mementos and pictures, into elaborate displays that include pan de muerto (bread of the dead), sugar skulls, candles, flowers, papel picado (paper cutouts) and other decorations.

Ofrendas: Celebrating el Día de Muertos 2022 is on view at the Detroit Institute of Arts through November 6, 2022.

View the 2022 Ofrendas exhibition in 3D

Sandra Osip’s Tocador in the Detroit Institute of Art’s “Ofrendas” exhibition