“The collections are alive and well,” says Museo executive director and curator Maruca Salazar. “And the value of those collections is still very important and represents the past of the Museo, but also the future of this institution.” In installing the masks, Salazar explains that she wanted to avoid just hanging a bunch of masks on the wall. “I’m making sure that the way that the masks are installed provides some kind of commentary and establishes a dialogue between the viewer and the object. The masks are facing each other and turn around and face the public so the public can become a part of it.”
Celebrate twenty years of this valuable Denver institution, and many more to come. Cara a Cara opens tonight with a free public reception from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Museo, 861 Santa Fe Drive, and will be up through September 23. For more information, visit www.museo.org or call 303-571-4401.
Tuesdays-Sundays. Starts: June 21. Continues through Sept. 23, 2012