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How to Prepare before coming to Miradas: Children’s Edition



Our newest exhibition, Miradas: Ancient Roots in Modern and Contemporary Mexican Art – works from the Bank of America Collection, is full of history and culture.  Help your kids to have a more enriching experience of the exhibit by doing a few of the things on this list before your next visit:

1. CREATE!!!

Pick up a copy of Mexico!: 40 Activities to Experience Mexico Past & Present, at The Museum Store.  This book is full of interesting facts about Mexican culture and history, as well as tons of great activities for children of all ages.  Make an Ojo de Dios to celebrate birthdays, snip a Papel Picado banner, learn the Mayans glyphs for numbers and how they structured their society, and make Aztec style hot chocolate!


Try cooking some Mexican or Mexican style food with your kids.  Stick to classic ingredients and dishes, and explain why they are important to understanding Mexican culture.  At my house, we love to make these dishes as a family:

Mexican Chicken

Taco Caserole


Salsa – (you may want to leave out the peppers on this one)

3. Drink

Make some of these refreshing Mexican beverages before sending then out to play.

Agua de Sandia – Watermelon Water

Agua de Limon –  Lime Water or Limonada:

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