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Behind the Mask/Cara a Cara Exhibition Opening Reception
June 21 @ 5:00 pmFree
Museo’s Executive Director will introduce the exhibit and invite all in attendance to join Museo’s Curator in a guided tour of the gallery. Attendees will learn about the historic and cultural significance of the items showcased and will become better acquainted with Latin American traditions. The reception is an opportunity to meet and mingle with the artists and curators. Live music featuring Elisa Garcia, light fare for attendees, plus drinks available for purchase. All receptions are free and open to the public.
Curatorial Statement: Featuring over 300 diverse masks from dozens of dances, Cara a Cara (Face to Face) highlights the artistry and history of Latin American masks. Few objects are instilled with as much meaning as a mask; for centuries they were used for hunting, healing, burial, celebration and religious ceremony. In Mesoamerica, the myths and histories of native peoples were combined with Christian stories and celebrations, creating a vibrant tradition of storytelling through dramatic dance. The summer solstice is an important time for many people in Mesoamerica, it symbolizes a new phase in their journey and is often celebrated with festivals and dances.
Cara a Cara – Exhibit on Display: June 21, 2019 to July 7, 2019
Curator: Laura Beacom
Artists: Museo’s Private Collection
About Museo de las Americas: Museo de las Americas is the premier Latin American Art Museum of the Rocky Mountain region. Located in the heart of the Art District on Santa Fe, Museo is dedicated to educating our community through collecting, preserving, interpreting, and exhibiting the diverse arts and culture of the Americas, from ancient to contemporary, through innovative exhibitions and programming.