The Milner Plaza Alebrije Exhibit at the MOIFA
In conjunction with the exhibition La Cartonería Mexicana, this summer the Museum of International Folk Art (MOIFA) hosted an outdoor exhibition featuring seven alebrijes (brightly colored Mexican folk art sculptures of fantastical creatures) and other fanciful spirit animals on loan from the Mexican Cultural Center DuPage. The objects reflect the creativity of contemporary Mexican cartoneros. This outdoor exhibition was made possible in part by a grant from Los Amigos del Arte Popular. The exhibition has ended, but you can view La Cartonería Mexicana online here.