• Amalia Mesa-Bains: Cihuatlampa, the Place of the Giant Women, 1997/2022; mixed-media installation; Courtesy of the artist and Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco.

Gallery+Studio: Thinking GIANT

For ages 6–12 with accompanying adult(s)

  • Workshop led by

    Rebeca Abidaíl Flores is a Salvadoreña and Mexican American artist from Fresno who writes stories and makes large-scale sculptures. She is a Latinx Teaching Artist Fellow at Root Division and a teaching artist in creative writing at the University of San Francisco, from which she also holds an MFA in creative writing.

Amalia Mesa-Bains’s Cihuatlampa installation envisions “the Place of the Giant Women,” a kind of heroic recognition based on Mexican mythology. Richly ornate garments hanging from the ceiling suggest what these larger-than-life women—the Cihuateteo—might wear. After exploring Mesa-Bains’s ideas and materials in the gallery, use a range of materials to imagine a special article of clothing for a larger-than-life woman you would like to honor.

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