Sunday, August 17, 2014
The Mexican Museum
Join The Mexican Museum in collaboration with the U.S. Forest Service and the UC Davis Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources for a special afternoon of arts & crafts in celebration of Arte.Sciencia.Naturaleza (Art, Science and Nature). We will be exploring the history of one of America’s favorite and most versatile foods - corn - and its vital role in both pre-Columbian history and in today’s Mexican culture and cuisine.
From ancient times, Chiapas has been a dynamic corn-growing region on the Yucatan peninsula in southern Mexico. Now, corn that is grown in the U.S. is being imported to this area. What caused this change, and how does this change affect the people, the culture, and the environment?
Visitors will learn about the importance of corn through unique art objects from the collections of The Mexican Museum, as well as through fascinating information provided by the UC Davis Department of Agriculture.
Adults and children attending this Family Sunday event will also be able to create their very own traditional corn husk dolls. These activities will be led by museum staff and volunteers, and everyone, regardless of age, is encouraged and invited to participate.
The workshop is free, and made possible through the generous support of Union Bank. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Reservations are not accepted and space is limited. Participants are encouraged to arrive early.
The Mexican Museum is open Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. and located at Fort Mason Center, Building D, Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, in San Francisco. FREE Admission. For more information, please visit http://www.mexicanmuseum.org or call (415) 202-9700.