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Masks of the Michoacan Exhibition
Start Date: 10/8/2012Start Time: 8:00 AM
End Date: 10/26/2012End Time: 4:30 PM

Event Description:
Laden with profound ritual meanings, the Masks of the Michoacán -- or Máscaras de Michoacán -- exhibition is a mosaic of Michoacán culture, featuring 40 Mesoamerican masks from the Mask Museum in the Centro Cultural Antiguo Colegio Jesuita in Pátzcuaro, Michoacán. An essential element of human ritual used during colonial times, these masks are particularly important because each one has played a role in ceremonial dances within communities that continue to keep alive the festivities and traditions inherited from their ancestors. Each mask proudly represents the folk art of Michoacán and illustrates a unique artistry of carving, pigmentation, expressiveness of features and details such as fangs, horns, necklaces, headdresses, eyes painted or made of glass, mustaches, carved beards or even added hair or eyebrows. These masks are testimony to a magical world that alludes to the presence of good, evil and ancient gods. The collection is a treasure rescued and assembled from private collections and is presented by the Tennessee Consortium for International Studies, as its fourth art exhibition from México. 
Location Information:
ETSU Main Campus - Ball Hall
Room: Slocumb Galleries
Contact Information:
Name: Heidi Ehle
Phone: 423-439-8587
Email: ehleah@etsu.edu
Masks of the Michoacan
Web Address (URL):
http://www.etsu.edu/cas/arts/
Other Details:
The Slocumb Galleries are open Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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