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Diego Rivera

Event includes Annual Holiday Art Sale

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 The Mexican Museum will celebrate what would have been famed Mexican artist Diego Rivera’s 127th birthday as part of its Family Sunday on Dec. 8 from noon to 3:30 p.m. The event is free and adults and children are welcome.

Those attending will not only learn about Rivera and his art, but will also have the opportunity to create a birthday card for Rivera. But the fun won’t stop there. Adults and children will also be able to create their own holiday ornament. These activities will be led by museum staff, and everyone, regardless of age, is encouraged and invited to participate.  Participants are encouraged to arrive early as space is limited for the hands-on art project.

Diego Rivera, is one of the best-known Mexican artists. He was born in Guanajuato, Mexico. A naturally gifted artists, he began his formal training at a young age. But it wasn’t until he traveled to Europe in 1907 that his talent began to blossom. He met Pablo Picasso and had a front-row seat to the cubist movement. When he returned to Mexico, Rivera went to work for the new revolutionary government. He was commissioned to paint several murals on government buildings. His talent and acclaim led Rivera to receive commissions in other countries – including the United States. Rivera is considered the greatest Mexican muralist.

In addition to Family Sunday, The Mexican Museum will be hosting La Tienda Holiday Sale starting on Dec. 7 through the 31st, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  A large selection of beautiful, traditional handmade crafts made from ceramic, copper and wood will be available for purchase. There will also be a selection of Huichol jewelry. The Mexican Museum is located at Fort Mason Center, Building D and is open Wednesday through Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.

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