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Second Sunday: Diego Rivera + Salt Dough Fresco

 

Welcome to SFMOMA’s virtual Second Sundays, a monthly series that includes a reading with a librarian from the San Francisco Public Library, followed by a guided art activity you can do at home. In this installment, we’re focusing on Diego Rivera, who created murals, drawings, and paintings about Mexican history, culture and traditions, and the daily life of common people.

Join below for a story reading from our friends at SFPL. Then, make an art project inspired by Rivera’s The Flower Carrier!

Sweet Stories with San Francisco Public Library

Librarian Xima reads Diego by Jonah Winter and illustrated by Jeanette Winter. This story is published by Dragonfly Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House, and read with the publisher’s permission.

Art Project: Salt Dough Fresco!

For his murals, Rivera painted on wet plaster so the paint soaked in and became part of the wall when the plaster dried. This mural technique is called a fresco. But don’t worry; you don’t need plaster to make this project! We’re going to make our own version: a “salt dough” fresco!