Masks of Mexico: Tigers, Devils, and the Dance of Life
More than one hundred authenticated masks from the collections at the Museum of International Folk Art ranging from finely carved pieces from the 19th century to simple face coverings made in the last decade illustrate this state-by-state celebration of the strong festive mask tradition held throughout Mexico.
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