Seven large-scale alebrijes or whimsical creature sculptures inspired by Mexican folklore will be installed on Milner Plaza on Museum Hill from June 14-16 as a summer extension of the exhibition, La Cartonería Mexicana / The Mexican Art of Paper and Paste, at the Museum of International Folk Art. The sculptures will be on display until early October. This project is in partnership with the Mexican Cultural Center DuPage.
The installation on Milner Plaza will take place with help from two of the six Mexico City artists, Alejandro Camacho Barrera and Miriam Camancho, and the Artistic Director of this project, Fernando Ramirez from the Mexican Cultural Center Du Page.
Please join us on Thursday, June 15 from 3 to 5 pm in front of the Museum of International Folk Art to see the installation in progress and meet the artists from Mexico City. The other artists represented in this display from Mexico City are Perla Miriam Salgado Zamorano, Alberto Moreno Fernández, and Edgar Israel Camargo Reyes.
We would also like to give a special tribute to Edwina and Charles Milner, who together were the lead donors for Milner Plaza, a 32-acre renovation project that created a beautiful public space for four world-class museums on Museum Hill where numerous programs like this have taken place.
We are especially grateful to Los Amigos del Arte Popular, Friends of Folk Art, International Folk Art Foundation and donors to the Museum of New Mexico Foundation Exhibition Development Fund for making this exhibition and outdoor installation possible.