Celebrate Cinco de Mayo by viewing works by Mexican artists and art making inspired by our collection.

Cinco de Mayo commemorates Mexico’s victory over the French Empire at the battle of Puebla in 1862. In America, Cinco de Mayo is a celebration of Mexican heritage.

Edward Weston (American, 1885–1958), Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera during their work on the murals in San Francisco, 1930, gelatin silver print. Gift of Audrey and Bernard Berman, 1983. (1983.53.3)

Explore the Fashions of Frida

Learn more about Frida Kahlo’s traditional Tehuana clothing by creating paper dolls and decorating with colorful patterns.

Salt Dough Alebrijes

Use household ingredients to create Mexican folk art creatures.

Papel Picados