Kids in the Courtyard: Lucha Libre
Lucha libre is a Mexican wrestling tradition characterized by acrobatic maneuvers and colorful masks.
Sunday, December 07, 20081:00 PM - 4:00 PM
UCLA Fowler Museum
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Wrestlers, or luchadores, are often admired by the fans as heroes. Their masks—and secret identities—may represent Aztec warriors, Christian saints or comic book superheroes, but they always fight for the common person—workers, farmers and the poor. At this drop-in workshop, check out artist Dulce Pinzon’s photographic series La verdadera historia de los superheros in the exhibition Cara vemos, corazones no sabemos, then make your own luchador mask from a paper grocery bag. Real luchadores from Lucha VaVoom will make a special guest appearance at this whimsical afternoon workshop.
Cost : Free and open to the public
Sponsor(s): Latin American Institute, Fowler Museum at UCLA