Bard College ART HISTORY PROGRAM

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Day of the Dead Ofrenda

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For Day of the Dead celebrations at Bard College an ofrenda was created in the campus center. Prof. Susan Aberth, (Latin American Art History),  along with students from the Queer/Straight Alliance, Latin American Students Organization, Caribbean Students Organization and Black Students Organization created this altar to those who died at Pulse in Orlando, Florida this past summer. The students found a Mexican bakery that sold Bread of the Dead, Prof. Aberth lent her calaveras and finally photographs of all those murdered in Orlando were placed as a memorial backdrop. A very meaningful event that honored the dead and brought solidarity to the Bard community. image2