Mexican folk art has a long and rich history. For more than 3,000 years, the Olmec, Maya, Teotihuacán, Toltec, and Aztec ruled over the lands and peoples of what is now Mexico. Craft production such as weaving, wood carving, and pottery flourished during this time. Beginning in the 1500s, the Spanish significantly influenced Mexican culture during their 300-year reign, including many of the folk crafts produced and the technologies employed to make them.
The Spirited Folk Arts of Mexico is located pre-security in the International Terminal Main Hall, San Francisco International Airport. The exhibition is on view to all Airport visitors from June 10, 2011 to December 10, 2011. There is no charge to view the exhibition.