Mask of Michoacan: máscaras de Michoacán

The Masks of Michoacan features 40 wooden masks from the Mask Museum in the Centro Cultural Antiguo Colegion Jesuita in Patzcuaro, Michoacan. According to historians, Mesoamerican cultures used masks in rituals and indigenous ceremonies. Over time, elements from the indigenous and European cultures fused, producing an especially interesting syncretism in the masks. Today, the masks reveal the history, values and attitudes of the people on topics ranging from religion to politics, race, and the economy.
When Feb 27, 2012 09:00 AM to
Mar 25, 2012 04:30 PM
Where Belknap Gallery, Hite Galleries, Schneider Hall
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Ritual Mask of MichoacanExhibition:
February 27 - March 25, 2012
Gallery X | Schneider Hall
University of Louisville

Tuesday, March 6, 2012
4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
following the symposium
"Sanctuaries of the Promise: African Americans in Mexico, France, and Russia"

Masks of Michoacan was organized and made possible by the Kentucky Institute for International Studies (KIIS) and Ministry of Culture of Michoacan, which represents the fourth exchange of art and culture from Michoacan, Mexico.

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