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'Los Trompos'

"Los Trompos" by Abel Klainbaum
Abel Klainbaum
"Los Trompos" by Abel Klainbaum
Every week from October 8, 2022 until January 31, 2023.
Sunday: 9 AM
Monday: 9 AM
Wednesday: 9 AM
Thursday: 9 AM
Friday: 9 AM
Saturday: 9 AM
The New Children's Museum

From the museum:
A new public outdoor installation, "Los Trompos," is opening in the park across from The New Children’s Museum on October 8. To kick off the opening day celebrations, there will be a ribbon cutting ceremony at 9 a.m. followed by a free all-day community celebration in the Museum Park with related art-making activities and food trucks for families to enjoy. Admission is required to experience installations inside the Museum.

About "Los Trompos"
Inspired by the popular children’s toy, "Los Trompos" consists of six colorfully woven, life-size spinning tops. Children are invited to team up to rotate the tops and climb inside for a spin, encouraging joyful play and collaboration with others. In Spanish, "Los Trompos" translates to “The Spinning Tops,” and the colorful surfaces of each top are woven in the traditional style of Mexican artisans.

“The concept behind 'Los Trompos' is based on an approach of traditional toys, their colorful expression and the way they are constructed,” explained Héctor Esrawe and Ignacio Cadena, two of Mexico’s leading designers and creators of "Los Trompos,"  which was originally exhibited at the Museum of High Art in Atlanta. “We wanted to talk about the traditions and skills of the craftsmen in Mexico, and an inheritance of our culture. We like the idea of translating these techniques into new symbols.”

"Los Trompos" is a traveling installation jointly commissioned with the Bay Area Discovery Museum, where these lively, eye-catching and larger-than-life tops. All six spinning tops will be on display at The New Children’s Museum until January 2023, after which three of the tops will return to the Bay Area Discovery Museum. "Los Trompos" is accessible to the public for free during The New Children’s Museum’s open hours.

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The New Children's Museum

200 West Island Ave.
San Diego, California 92101

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