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      May 5, 2013

      Sunday  12:00 PM - 3:30 PM

      2 Marina Boulevard
      San Francisco, California 94123

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      Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at The Museum Museum

      The Mexican Museum Celebrates Cinco de Mayo with a Papel Picado Workshop During Family Sunday

      San Francisco, CA –As part of its free Family Sunday program and in celebration of Cinco de Mayo, The Mexican Museum will be hosting a special Papel Picado / paper cutout workshop on Sunday, May 5.

      The class will be led by local artist, author and teacher Carmen Lomas Garza, from noon to 3:30 pm at the museum located at Fort Mason Center, 2 Marina Boulevard, Building D, in San Francisco.

      Lomas Garza is one of the most prominent Mexican American painters working today. Born and raised in Texas, she now lives in San Francisco. At the age of 13, she decided to pursue a career in arts, teaching herself drawing techniques. She went on to become an accomplished artist whose paintings depicting family life have been shown in exhibitions across the United States and Mexico.

      The workshop affords the opportunity for children and adults to interact with Lomas Garza and to learn more about her career and her work.

      During the Papel Picado workshop, participants will learn hands-on techniques to create papel picado banderitas which are widely used in Mexico and the Southwest as decorations for celebrations. Those taking part in the workshop will learn how to fold and cut the tissue paper in order to make cutout designs; and finally how to attach the finished pieces to a string to make a banderita to hang.

      This workshop is made possible with generous support from Union Bank.

      Parents are encouraged to take part in this workshop with their children. Children ages 6 and older may participate. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

      Participants are encouraged to arrive early as space is limited for the hands-on art project. For more information, please call The Mexican Museum at (415) 202-9700.

      In addition to the hands-on projects, participants will be able to view the museum’s current special exhibitions: An Inspired Gift: The Rex May Collection of Mexican Popular Art and the Tequila Don Julio Collection of contemporary art. The museum store, La Tienda, will also be open.

      About The Mexican Museum:

      Founded by San Francisco artist Peter Rodriguez in 1975 in the heart of the Mission District, The Mexican Museum, now located at Fort Mason Center, is the realization of a vision to exhibit the aesthetic expression of the Mexican and Mexican American people. Today, the museum’s vision has expanded to reflect the evolving scope of the Mexican, Chicano and Latino experience – including art, culture, history and heritage. In 2012 The Mexican Museum became an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, the nation’s largest museum network. The museum currently has a permanent collection of more than 14,000 objects reflecting Pre-Hispanic, Colonial, Popular, Modern and Contemporary Mexican, Latino and Chicano art. For more information, please visit: or call (415) 202-9700.

      The Mexican Museum is open Wednesday - Sunday from noon to 4 p.m., located at Fort Mason Center, 2 Marina Boulevard, Building D, San Francisco. FREE Admission. The Museum offers a wide variety of programs, including special exhibitions, Family Sundays, Spanish classes, in-house tours for schools and special interest groups and special events. Spanish classes for all levels are currently being offered for children and adults. For current programming, class schedules and registration information go to

      Together with its partners, the City and County of San Francisco and Millennium Partners, the museum is engaged in a building project to construct new state of the art museum facilities in San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Arts District. The project is expected to be completed in 2017.

      The Mexican Museum is a member-supported, privately funded non-profit organization that receives major support from the California Cultural and Historical Endowment (CCHE), City and County of San Francisco, Millennium Partners, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors and Wells Fargo Bank. Additional support is provided by Atthowe Fine Arts, Chronicle Books, Fort Mason Center and Union Bank.
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      Cost: FREE

      Categories: Education | Kids & Family | Festivals

      Event details may change at any time, always check with the event organizer when planning to attend this event or purchase tickets.
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