colorful humorous clown fantasy kite kites displayed under glass roof in courtyard of Museo de Arte Popular Mexico City Mexico
Contributor:Dorothy Alexander / Alamy Stock Photo
File size:36.4 MB (1.9 MB Compressed download)
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Dimensions:2911 x 4367 px | 24.6 x 37 cm | 9.7 x 14.6 inches | 300dpi
Date taken:3 April 2012
Location:Museo de Arte Popular Art Museum, Centro Historico District, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Museo de Arte Popular The Museo de Arte Popular (Museum of Popular Art) is an institution dedicated to the promotion and preservation of Mexican handcrafts and folk art. Located in the historic center of Mexico City in a beautifully restored Art Deco building, the museum has a collection which includes textiles, pottery, glass, piñatas, alebrijes, furniture and much more. However, the museum best known as the sponsor of the yearly, Noche de Alebrijes (Night of the Alebrijes) parade in which the fantastical creatures are constructed on a monumental scale and then paraded from the main plaza or Zocalo to the Angel of Independence monument, competing for prizes.