Indian Thali: A Feast for the Senses
March 7 - May 24
Engage your mind, body, and spirit with this exploration of the vivid palette painted across India. When one hears "India," the response is usually visceral and engages the senses fully: from the bright colors and textures, to the rich musical and dance traditions, the exotic languages and literature, the rich history, mysterious traditions, and finally the intoxicating gastronomy. Join us in exploring the subcontinent and all it has to offer, through various programs and displays.
Small Faces ~ Cultural Masks & Heads
April 4 - September 20
This gallery features various sizes of masks and miniature heads from
all around the world giving you a glimpse into other eras, cultures, and
identities. Special artifacts include head fragments from
Roman–Egyptian era from 300 BC. This exhibit features artist such as Francisco “Paco” Sainz who originated in Spain but settled later in New York and Sutarja who was from Bali and his art is carried on through his wife and 12 children. A majority of the false faces represents a human face but animal faces are also represented. Whether used for ceremonial dances, theater, or religious beliefs each mask and head is unique. Artifacts for this exhibit were collected from the Global Village Museum community.
International Folk Art in Miniatures
The Mundoville Gallery of International Folk Art in Miniature features
the world in miniature. The collection was donated by the late Jeanne
Nash, a founding member of the Museum. Nash donated her entire
collection to the Museum which comprises over 21 miniature houses,
multiple small-scale scene replications and hundreds of international folk dolls representing eras, people, and cultures from around the globe. In addition there are numerous related life-size items. Many objects in the collection are hand-made from natural materials.
Village Arts Gallery
Rejuvenated on April 4 by a guest curator Kaia Renouf. For this project John Roberts brought his favorite pieces from his loft to put in the gallery. Kaia, a Front Range Community College student of Anthropology, has brought to life the story behind
John’s artifacts orally by using your own smart phone or tablet
utilizing Quick Return scan technology or QR codes.