Exhibition curator Patrick A. Polk introduces the masks on view in the context of Guatemalan masquerade traditions, offering insights into how these performances communicate regional identities, religious heritage, and popular history.
Opening Party, 7–9PM
Preview the exhibition and enjoy cocktails in the Davis Courtyard. Enjoy a musical performance by Marimba Chapincita and a traditional dance by Brinco del Chinelo Amigos por Siempre on the Fowler Terrace.
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About the exhibition
Guatemalan Masks: Selections from the Jim and Jeanne Pieper Collection
On view through October 6
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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