‹‹ Colorado Matters

Denver Artist Celebrates Dia de los Muertos With A Personal Touch

Listen Now
12min 51sec
Dia de los Muertos Norberto Mojardin
Philip Maravilla
Denver artist Norberto Mojardin is the creative force behind Dia de los Muertos Colorado, on display through Nov. 22, 2020.

Dia de los Muertos, the Mexican custom of honoring the dead at this time of the year, is growing beyond the communities that have traditionally celebrated it.  It's usually observed at the beginning of November but Denver artist Norberto Mojardin has extended the celebration through much of the month. He's transformed an old Walmart in Aurora into what may be the largest Dia de los Muertos exhibition in the United States.