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Family Program

Creativity in the Courtyard: Alebrijes

November 1, 2023 | 4:00PM - 6:00PM



Do you know the origin of alebrijes? These sharp-fanged and clawed, deadly winged beasts were first envisioned by Mexico City-based artist Pedro Linares in the 1930s. You can see original works by Linares on view in our permanent collection exhibition Intersections: World Art, Local Lives.

Dazzling and ferocious, these beasts merge characteristics of both mundane and otherworldly creatures. Alebrijes are now a beloved and widely known aspect of Mexican folk art and a popular sight during Dia de Los Muertos celebrations. After you find inspiration in the galleries, join us in the courtyard as we create paper alebrijes and honor this decades-long tradition!

This Creativity in the Courtyard is a series of art-making events inspired by our exhibitions. This program is recommended for ages 6-10 and open to all! 

Parking available in UCLA Lot 4, 198 Westwood Plaza, directly off Sunset Blvd; $3/hr or max $15/day. Rideshare drop-off at 305 Royce Dr.

Image credit: Felipe Linares (b. 1936, Mexico City, Mexico), Figure (alebrije), late 20th century; Fowler Museum at UCLA, X91.240A-D; Museum purchase with Manus Funds

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