Main Gallery

Mexico: Objects for Living, Objects for Life

Oct 3 – Jan 24, 2015

Mexico: Objects for Living, Objects for Life showcases the rich history and traditions of Mexico through the artistry of its diverse population with a focus on objects used in both everyday life and for special or religious occasions.  Objects featured include alebrijes or nightmare/dream animals from Oaxaca, ceremonial yarn paintings or nearikas from the Huichole people used in their peyote ceremonies, and vintage pottery tree of life candleholders.  Rooms within the exhibit reflect different settings, such as a festival area representing marketplace stalls and shops and a quiet area highlighting religious pieces.