Mexican Masks and other creations from the Collection of Luis Carvajal

Julie Falsioni | October 8, 2021

Celebrate Latinx Heritage Month!

Brookline Village Library

First Floor: Foundation Case

On view through October 2021

 

The artisans of Mexico’s 32 states express their cultures, ancestry, and customs through their art in different ways, and during Luis Carvajal’s travels, he has collected the wonderful and unique creations you see in this exhibit. Included are replicas of an array of masks used in Mexico since 3000 B.C., as well as Masks of the Devil, some of which include real goat horns. By looking at this collection, you may get a sense of Mexico through the work of these artisans who, with their magical hands, have recreated the art of their ancestors, representing customs centuries old and keeping them alive for all of us to see. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to email Luis Carvajal at luis_carrom@yahoo.com.

Photo credit to Joyce Shan. Special thanks to Sarah Collier.