Contemplative Art Viewing
Mindfulness educator Mitra Manesh leads this workshop in the exhibition Guatemalan Masks: Selections from the Jim and Jeanne Pieper Collection. Contemplative art viewing uses mindfulness practices to explore the relationship between art and the self. Manesh is a graduate of UCLA’s Mindfulness Facilitation program, offered through the Mindfulness Awareness Research Center at the UCLA Jane and Terry Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior.
Related Exhibition: Guatemalan Masks: Selections from the Jim and Jeanne Pieper Collection
Traditional Guatemalan dance-dramas come to life in a vivid installation of eighty wood masks depicting animals, folk personae, and historical figures that are deeply rooted in Guatemalan religiosity and popular culture. With some examples dating back a century or more, the masks offer insights into how the dances articulate community identities.
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