We seek greater participation in collective, transdisciplinary, creative experiences that generate critical thinking in visitors, and at the same time demystify the museum as an immovable space. We offer a series of public, educational activities by exhibit or commemoration, with recreational and participative contents for all ages, complementary to contents of exhibits for people with or without a disability.
Parallel activities for each exhibition consist in talks, workshops, installations, and dynamics that dialogue with the topics of each expository proposal, inviting artists to collaborate in the development of specific projects.
Workshop seminar within the program of Mexican Muralism Centenary and brokerage activities of the exposition called Take possession of all walls. Preliminary drafts of José Clemente Orozco. Given by Lecturer Aldo Carbajal. August 20, from 11 am to 2 pm. Distinguishing figures and images of José Clemente Orozco’s work will be displayed which show his critical and humanist stance. They will be compared to other muralists’ projects, including militant critics, political propagandists and Catholic religious critics. This seminar will introduce you to this artist’s context and work: connection among a graph, preliminary drafts and murals. An analysis methodology and a work review will be addressed. And we will conclude with a practical activity of methodology for attendees who look for certain works within a facility. Face-to-face activities and free access. You can enroll at email@example.com Lecturer Aldo Carbajal Rodríguez is an expert in fine arts by the Secretaría de Cultura [Culture Secretariat]; he has a Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy and an MA in Applied Linguistics by the Universidad de Guadalajara (University of Guadalajara), as well as a Master’s degree in Education by the Universidad Iberoamericana de León (Ibero-American University León.)
Given by Blen, Sabiduría Herbal on Saturday August 6, from 12 pm to 2 pm. We will know more about essential oils and their benefits, as well as their features and uses and we will conclude with an activity of mixing oils. This is a free activity included with your regular entrance fee to this museum. You can enroll at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Given by Juan Silao on Tuesday August 9 at 3:30 pm. Length: 1 hour. Parallel activity to Botanical Garden and International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples. Did you know there are close to one thousand five hundred cactus species and that all of them are from the American continent but they are distributed from Canada to Patagonia in Argentina, including the Antilles? However, Mexico holds the greatest wealth of these species as there are close to 700 which is 40% of these species. In Museo Cabañas we have a cactus terrarium. We will analyze some of those species and how important they are for biodiversity and for our country’s culture. We will make hand embroidery with botanic elements while learning more about cactus’ importance. This is an activity with limited space.
Given by Daniel Roman and Jos Monvii Two consecutive sessions: Saturdays the 13th and the 20th of August from 11 am to 1 pm. People aged 15 years and over. We will discuss about the botanical garden of Museo Cabañas and about certain plant specimens focusing on how important they are to us, their scents, their colors and if they have an emotional charge in us. We will encapsulate these plants with epoxy resin in order to make long-lasting pendants, magnets and keyholders which can last more as if they were in their regular state (as organic matter). This is a free activity included with your regular entrance fee to this museum. There is limited space and you can enroll at email@example.com
Given by Brenda Paola Barragán Regalado on Saturday August 6, from 12 pm to 1:30 pm. This is a parallel activity to the To be fire exposition. We will work on social representations taking as an example fire and the meaning regarding the mural Hombre de fuego (The Man of Fire). We will encourage you to reflect about collective knowledge while introspecting on our lives. This workshop will be concluded by molding a clay figure which should gather reflections of the workshop itself.
Given by Vianca Michel Aguilar Villafaña on Tuesday August from 12 pm to 1 pm. A parallel activity to Ser fuego (To be fire) exposition. A self-reflective analysis will be established about gender roles and stereotypes such as constitutive elements of our identity and how they are present in our lives every day.