Fall Festival “Dream with Alebrijes”

November 5, 2023

You are invited to this lively, family-friendly festival featuring new temporary sculptures by six Houston Latinx artists. Wander through the Cullen Sculpture Garden and discover large-scale, fantastical figures inspired by the folk-art tradition of alebrijes.

Enjoy live music, dance performances, and art-making activities on the Brown Foundation, Inc. Plaza. Play a lotería game with cards featuring MFAH works of art, and watch film screenings provided by the Houston Latino Film Festival.

Plan Your Visit
  • Admission is free to both the Museum and the Fall Festival activities, thanks to the generosity of H-E-B.
  • The festivities take place throughout the MFAH campus.
  • The Museum is open from 12:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.
Savor the Flavors

Check out the fare from food vendors including Allwayz Hungry, Baked HTX Pan Dulce, Cafe Leonelli at MFAH, Cochinita & Co., Cocinando con El Primo, DoMex Dominican Mexican Fusion, Gaspachos Fruits & Cravings, Marine’s Empanadas, Las Perras Cafe, and Popston. Complimentary water and snacks are provided by Mi Tienda by H-E-B.

Festival Activities 
  • The afternoon kicks off with a performance by Mariachi Amor a Mexico.
  • Listen to music by duo Chapy Moon (percussionist with the Suffers) and David Delagarza (keyboardist with La Mafia).
  • See dance performances by MECA Ballet Folklorico and Danza Azteca Taxcayolotl.
  • Join in a lotería game and scavenger hunt inspired by the MFAH art collections.
  • Watch short film screenings presented by Houston Latino Film Festival.
  • Hear from the exhibiting sculpture artists during a talk moderated by ALMAAHH.
  • Dance to DJ MLE, who spins tropical music to close out the festival.
“Dream with Alebrijes” Overview
  • The six artists creating alebrijes sculptures are Laura De León, Michele Matamoros, Hugo Pérez, Rebo, Krystle Holnes, and Ignacio (Nacho) Sanchez. They were selected through a partnership between the MFAH and ALMAAHH (Advocates of a Latino Museum of Cultural and Visual Arts & Archive Complex in Houston, Harris County), with community curator Theresa Escobedo.
  • David Linares—whose grandfather, Pedro Linares, originated the alebrijes concept with papier-mâché—led workshops with the artists leading up to the festival.
  • The sculptures remain on view through November 12.

The Fall Festival celebrates the Museum’s commitment to Latin American and Latino art, and art of the Indigenous Americas. Visitors can explore the galleries to see these works and all the art on view, which spans 5,000 years and seven continents.

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Brown Foundation, Inc. Plaza
5101 Montrose Boulevard
Houston, TX 77006
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Cullen Sculpture Garden
Montrose Boulevard at Bissonnet Street
Houston, TX 77006
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