Sep 26, 2023 – Apr 20, 2024

Mexican Masks: Symbols, Celebrations, Satire, and Safety

Masks are worn by peoples around the world for a variety of purposes – to allow the wearer to hide their identity or to assume a new identity for protection against diseases or malevolent spirits, to mock others, to symbolize one’s social status or position, and for amusement.
Masks in Mexico have been used for thousands of years to portray objects and themes as varied as plants and animals, old and young, ethnic, political,economic, and social differences, and especially the fantastical and supernatural.

On Site Online
Sep 20, 2022 – Jul 22, 2023

Maya Spirituality: Indigenous Paintings 1957 – 2020

Maya Spirituality reflects the enduring nature of Maya culture, with a focus on spirituality. The paintings and objects depict the ways in which religious beliefs guide everyday life and healing, the traditional forms of dress worn, how the ancient calendrical system is still influential in healing ceremonies, and the many ways in which historic beliefs and traditions have been melded with those introduced by the Spanish conquest.

Permanent Exhibition

Latin America and the Caribbean–
An Overview of its Peoples, Cultures, Arts

Visitors to the Latin America and the Caribbean exhibits will experience an overview of the area’s geography, early cultures, history, colonization, ecology, resources, religion, education systems, and arts. Beautiful photography and objects enrich the visit, as well as demonstrate the vitality and incredible diversity that exists within this vast region.

On Site
Permanent Exhibition

Presencia de América Latina

The Presencia de América Latina mural was created by Mexican artist Jorge González Camarena in 1965. His acrylic painting on stucco fills the entrance hall lobby of the Casa de Arte (House of Art) of the Universidad de Concepción in Concepción, Chile. Following the devastating 9.5 earthquake and tsunamis in 1960 that caused widespread destruction in Chile and around the Pacific, the government of Mexico assisted in the reconstruction of the Casa de Arte and commissioned the painting of the mural.

On Site