on view August 18th-September 16th, opening reception August 27th, 2pm-4pm
"Gilding of Lily"
Digital Video Projected on a Glitter Screen
"Stopping in Memphis"
Curated by Dwayne Butcher
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Samuel Hester Crone Gallery
(left) DANCE MASK, Ecuador 20th Century Papier-mâché and pigment Gift attributed to Burton Hunter 2003.001.009 (right) JAGUAR MASK, Puebla, Mexico Enameled wood Art Museum purchase made possible by a Southern Arts Federation Grant 1984.004.025
The noble jaguar has been impersonated often in the pre-Columbian period and in modern times. This enameled mask is worn by a youth in a special dance in which the fearsome jaguar plagues the farm who must slay the jaguar in order to protect his field. He hunts the jaguar with the aid of a dog named Maravilla (Miracle).