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Alebrije: Xólotl

Oct 2, 2021 - Nov 7, 2021

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In partnership with the Mexican Cultural Center, Denver Botanic Gardens hosts a monumental sculpture by contemporary Mexican artist Óscar Becerra Mora.


Standing nearly 15 feet tall, the sculpture depicts an alebrije—a fantastical hybrid creature from Mexican folklore, featuring the tail, wings, horns and claws from a variety of animals. Xólotl: Dios perro (dog deity) depicts the Aztec deity Xólotl, the brother of Quetzalcóatl, charged with guarding the sun as it passed through the underworld.