Museums & Cultural Affairs Department
January 14, 2014
The El Paso Museum of Archaeology Announces
Humanities Texas Grant Awarded to El Paso Museum of Archaeology
Today Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, has awarded the El Paso Museum of Archaeology a grant for $1000 to support, in part, the museum's next temporary exhibit, The living Mask Making Tradition of the Raramuri/Tarahumara, curated by photographer, videographer and ethnographer Kitty Alice Snead, based in Dallas. Ms. Snead's twenty photographs, two videos, two masks, and Raramuri artifacts from the museum's collection will be on exhibit from February 22 through August 31, 2014 and Ms. Snead will present a PowerPoint illustrated lecture on March 22, 2014 from 2:00 to 3:30 pm. The subject of Ms. Snead's exhibit are the re-introduction of the iconic chapeyoko mask in a remote Raramuri village where it had not been shown in a Mate chine dance in fifty years and photos from another village which show how the mask has continued in use since Spanish times.
Information: Marilyn Guida, Curator of Education, 915-755-4332
|Re-introduction of the Mask|
The El Paso Museum of Archaeology is dedicated to the interpretation of archaeological and anthropological artifacts through research, exhibits, and education. They focus on the prehistory and culture of the El Paso-Juarez region and the Southwest.