May 2, 2003

Families Invited to Join Americas Foundation Cinco de Mayo Festivities and Art-Inspired Workshops at the Museum of Art Sunday, May 4th

The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego invites the public to its La Jolla location on Sunday, May 4th for Free-for-All Family Day. The event includes free hands-on art workshops and gallery admission. The workshops take place from 2 to 5 pm, and the galleries will be open free of charge from 11 am to 5 pm.

Sunday, May 4th Cinco de Mayo Celebration

As part of the Americas Foundation Cinco de Mayo celebration, MCASD’s Free-for-All activity will explore Mexican culture through craft. Learn about the dance, food, and activities of traditional Cinco de Mayo celebrations, and create your own project to take home. Proceeds from the festival will jointly support MCASD and the Americas Foundation/ Fundación de las Américas, and will feature activities for the entire family, including art workshops, music and dance, craft booths, and traditional Mexican cuisine.

Cuadro coreográfico del ballet, “Ballet of the Roses.”

The mission of the Americas Foundation is to help people living along the U.S.–Mexican border educate and develop their impoverished communities. They build self-sustaining schools, and give direct aid to disadvantaged children through a model of international teamwork and multicultural exchange.

In addition to the Cinco de Mayo festivities, the Americas Foundation will present a ballet recital of The Little Prince at 3 pm in Sherwood Auditorium. The charming children’s ballet will be performed by the dancers of Colegio la Esperanza (Tijuana), and The Americas Foundation. It’s not everyday that one has an opportunity to see a ballet adapted from a French novel, choreographed by a Kirov-trained Russian ballet master, and performed by Mexican children and Russian Ballerinas! Tickets for the performance are $10 for children $15 for adults, and are available for purchase the day of the event.

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