Exhibitions

Fowler in Focus: The Yaqui Masks of Carlos Castaneda

May 4–August 17, 2014

With long beards cascading from their chins and hair sometimes falling over their eyes, the painted and etched wood masks by the Yaqui (Yoeme) of northern Mexico are haunting, humorous, playful, and arresting. Fowler in Focus: The Yaqui Masks of Carlos Castaneda showcases the collection of Yaqui pahko’ola masks and rattles field collected in the 1960s by former UCLA scholar Carlos Castaneda. The exhibition includes video and photographs that provide an opportunity to see the masks in context and in performances during pahko’ola rituals, which take place throughout the year, including for important ceremonies.

Press Release

Two Exhibitions about Native American Arts and Culture

Exhibition Credits

This exhibition is guest curated by David Delgado Shorter, Associate Professor and Vice Chair of World Arts and Cultures/Dance, UCLA.

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