New Latino Folk Art exhibit scheduled for March 2017

The Museum is in the planning stages of the upcoming special exhibit, “The Colors of Life” (in Spanish, Los Colores de la Vida). This exciting new exhibit will showcase a number of brilliantly colored contemporary folk art pieces acquired from artists and craftspeople working in Mexico, Guatemala, Panama, Peru, and other Latin American countries. 

On display will be the expert work of several well-known individuals and artisan families that produce contemporary clay figurines; clay, wooden, and papier-mâché animalitos (little animals); costume and display textiles; retablos (sacred images); and masks.  

The art on display in The Colors of Life is on loan to the Museum from the private collections of Diana and Chris Schmidt, Katherine Wildermuth and John Jamison, and Lou Ann and David Casper. Additional thanks to Diana Schmidt for helping to inform the exhibit’s curation. The exhibit is scheduled to run from March 2017 to March 2018.

Funding for this exhibit has been provided by the Wildhorse Foundation, Clara & Art Bald Trust, K.B. Wells Charitable Trust, Bill and Bonnie Szuch, Blue Mountain Community Foundation, and Leonard and Shirley Isaacs.