Gallery features cultural art
September 27, 2002
Filed under Features
As you enter the May Louise Jones Gallery, you are greeted by a family of skeletons, each dressed as they did in life.
You round a corner and you see strange animals, like a blue sloth, and an even stranger creature with wheels. As you pass, you catch sight of a small metallic monster, sitting on a small pedestal in the center of the floor.
Americans might be taken aback by these creatures, maybe even scared. These art pieces aren’t like the pictures of “The Last Supper,” or an Italian woman with a strange but familiar smile that we were raised to believe is art. Some people might avoid it all together. However, they’d be missing out on an opportunity to experience the Mexican culture.
The gallery is featuring “Great Masters of Mexican Folk Art,” featuring art pieces from all over Mexico. Open Hours are Monday through Thursday from noon to 8 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 4 p.m.
The exhibit offers a large variety of Mexican folk art. Included in the gallery are wire Dias de los Muertos skeletons, ceramic animals, tribal masks, tin Christmas decorations, authentic Mexican dress, and a host of unusual creatures.