Partner Schools Begin Ofrenda Project

The 2011 partner schools recently received the fruit crates that will be “containers” for the ofrendas their students will make in the next few weeks. Here are the crates in the art room at Austin High School (Austin, MN) earlier this week. So far, students have been learning about global and Mexican traditions for honoring ancestors. Soon, they will decide on the subject for their ofrendas.

Students at Austin asked great questions of their teacher Mr. Brobeck and Amanda from the MIA. Here’s a sampling:

  • Can we bring materials and mementos in from home?
  • How does the museum buy art?
  • What one work of art would you save, if there were a natural disaster?
  • Do you have art classes at the museum?