‘Day of the Dead’ images on display in IRC at Ferris

Day of the DeadAn exhibit of photographs on display in the Interdisciplinary Resource Center marks a new collaboration between Ferris State University and the Mexican Consulate in Detroit.

“Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)” is on loan from the consulate to celebrate a “new collaboration” with the university’s Center for Latino Studies, said executive director Tony Baker. Counsel General Vicente Sanchez offered the exhibit after meeting Baker last month at a World Affairs Council event in Grand Rapids.

The exhibit features images taken by photographer Jerry Morton during a “Day of the Dead” celebration in a village in Mexico. The images are on display in the hallway between the Office of International Education and the Center for Latino Studies’ new space, which is scheduled to officially open later this month. Baker said the hallway space, an extension of the Rankin Art Gallery, will feature revolving exhibits.

The “Dia de los Muertos” exhibit will be on display through the end of November. The annual holiday, celebrated in Mexico and in other Latin American communities around the world, honors the dead.

Ferris established the Center for Latino Studies last summer to provide educational, social engagement and leadership-development opportunities within Latino communities throughout the Midwest.

For more information, visit http://www.ferris.edu/HTMLS/administration/academicaffairs/latinostudies/homepage.htm

Last updated: 11-20-2012