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Exhibit on Display: Behind the Mask/Cara a Cara
June 21, 2019 - July 7, 2019
June 21 – July 7 – 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.
Opening Reception: June 21, 2019 5 – 8 PM
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.