The Indestructible Spirit of Mexico City

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Vacation Program

  • Monday, October 9, 2017
  • 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Designed for ages 6 to 9
  • By Kiran Zaman, Program Developer

Early morning September 19th, a violent earthquake struck Mexico City. Buildings rocked, some fell. Mexico City's courageous citizens moved at once to rescue families, neighbors, and strangers. One of the hemisphere's oldest cities will steady itself and rebuild itself again.

The first Europeans to see Tenochtitlan – the Aztec capital that preceded Mexico City – were awestruck. In scale, beauty and sophistication, this city rivaled any counterpart in Europe.

Get to know this world treasure through it's art. Work in the Aztec style. Make masks, paper mosaics and sculpey figures informed by the ancient culture that influenced the modern day Mexico City we now know.

The Whitney Workshop will match and contribute 10% of the class fee to the Mexico City Relief Fund.


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