Fiesta! A Celebration of Mexican Popular Arts
Why would a resident living in McLean County (or any other place in the United States) cross the border to Mexico in the 1920s and 1930s? One answer, quite simply, is Mexico’s popular arts! ¡Fiesta! A Celebration of Mexican Popular Art features over 150 pieces of art made by the people of Mexico, including ceramics, textiles, papier maché, lacquerware, basketry, carved wood, leather, glass, and more from every region of the country. Visitors to the exhibit are invited to travel through time to learn about the history of Mexico’s folk arts and how, as these arts became popular in the United States, they were incorporated into the decorative arts north of the Mexican border. In the exhibit, visitors can stop at the museum’s time travel agency where they will learn about travel to Mexico in the 1930s and obtain an official Journal stamped. Prizes will be given to those who fill their Journal. A market stall features a vast array of contemporary items sold at Mexican markets. Hands-on craft activities are also included in this fun exhibit which celebrates the rich popular arts and culture of Mexico. Exhibit open through January 16, 2015.
Thursday, January 16, 2014
McLean County Museum of History
200 North Main
Bloomington IL 61701