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Dia de los Muertos art bridges cultural differences at Oklahoma City schools

Oklahoma City schools students learned about the Hispanic holiday of Dia de los Muertos and created colorful artwork.
BY VALLERY BROWN vbrown@opubco.com Modified: October 31, 2012 at 6:10 pm •  Published: November 1, 2012

Hispanic enrollment in Oklahoma City Public Schools has swelled to about half the district's nearly 43,000 students, according to data from the 2010-11 school year.

Irene Lam with the Gold Dome Multicultural Society said exhibits such as this one are about sharing and celebrating cultural differences and similarities.

“This invites more cross-cultural awareness,” she said.

Also, artwork from 10 schools is on display at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, in the hallway near the Museum Cafe.

“Never before has the museum had such vibrant and three-dimensional works displayed in our Education Center,” said Chandra Boyd, OKC Museum of Art senior associate curator of education.

If you go

A reception for artwork on display at the Gold Dome, 1112 NW 23, will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday. For more information, go to www.golddomemcs.org.

Dia de los Muertos artwork is on display at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, 415 Couch Drive, until Nov. 30.


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