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Activity

Magu Map

Create a collaborative sculpture inspired by Gilbert “Magu” Luján’s Cruising Turtle Island.

Find inspiration in the art and from your own neighborhood to create a fictional map.

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Docent Introduction
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Inspiration
Gilbert Luján, Cruising Turtle Island, 1986

Cruising Turtle Island

Gilbert “Magu” Luján was a well known and influential Chicano sculptor, muralist, and painter. This screen print, Cruising Turtle Island, was made in 1986 and is associated with Self-Help Graphics, the East Los Angeles printmaking workshop and arts center that emerged from the Chicano movement of the 1960s.

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Instructions

Make It Your Own

  • Notice the vibrant colors, plants, animals, cars, and structures.
  • Use recycled cardboard as a base.
  • Experiment with paper and tape to add sculptural elements.
  • Collaborate with your family to make your map transform and grow!
  • If you don’t have these materials, create a drawing of a fictional map using pencils, colored pencils, pastels, markers, or anything you have at home.
  • Share your art!
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