Halloweeen Review: Día de los Muertos 

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The Indiana State Museum is getting an early start to the Mexican holiday of Day of the Dead, or Día de los Muertos, with its Ofrendas exhibit, consisting of altars created to honor and welcome back the soul of a deceased person. Created by local artists and organizations including grade school classes, these altars are bright, colorful and often include playful and plucky objects that convey cheerful memories of those they honor.

My favorite, a tribute to the artist's grandmother, included board games, a gumball machine and Wheel-of-Fortune scratch-offs. On its own, the exhibit is rather small, but there are plenty of other exhibits at the museum would make for a family-friendly afternoon, including the surprisingly great Amazing Maize: The Science, History and Culture of Corn.

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