Grandfather Sun, Grandmother Moon: Wixarika Arts of Modern West Mexico

Through February 1, 2015
Grandfather Sun, Grandmother Moon: Wixarika Arts of Modern West Mexico February 8 — December 31, 2014 The Native North American gallery on the first floor will next host a show of objects on loan to the Carlos Museum representing the Wixarika (often known as the Huichol) indigenous people of modern western Mexico. Their stunning beaded objects and pressed-yarn "paintings" span the sacred to the secular, from prayer bowls used on their pilgrimage ceremonies to masks made expressly for collectors. Brightly colored, precise, dynamic, and detailed, these works depict their sacred sacrament, the peyote cactus, the deer, the sun and the moon, shamans, maize plants, jaguars, and scorpions.