Xipe Projects: Latin American Masks and Popular Art

Xipe Projects: Latin American Masks and Popular Art Xipe Projects is a Non-profit Educational Foundation
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About Us... Xipe Projects is a non-profit educational foundation for Latin American masks and popular art. The Foundation serves to disseminate information and stimulate interest in Latin American masking and popular art through: - conducting and underwriting research that will be presented in publications, lectures and seminars. - exhibitions of material drawn primarily, but not exclusively, from the Markman’s extensive collections. - acquiring, conserving and publishing information about the masks, costumes, dance paraphernalia and popular art of various Latin American traditions. Staff... PETER T. MARKMAN, director of Xipe Projects and professor Emeritus of English and Comparative Literature, has specialized most recently in the study and teaching of mythology and ritual. His publications, with his wife Roberta, include: Masks of the Spirit: Image and Metaphor in Mesoamerica, University of California Press, and The Flayed God: The Mythology of Mesoamerica, Harper Collins Masks from his collection have been exhibited at numerous venues and are included in numerous publications. ALISON L. HENEY, assistant director and curator of the Markman Collection at Xipe Projects, received her PhD from the Department of Comparative Literature at Binghamton University in New York and has done extensive research on the symbolic language and aesthetic forms of collective ritual and cultural performance throughout southern Mexico and Guatemala. Her 2006 field research in the villages of Nahualá, Totonicapán and Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa was sponsored in part by the Tinker Foundation for Latin American Studies with some research in primary sources graciously provided by Gio Rossilli. JESSE HOFFMAN is a doctoral candidate in English at Rutgers University where he teaches courses in writing and literature. His dissertation, Victorian Elegy in the Age of Photography, examines how literary form influences the practice and understanding of media. His research interests extend across the fields of nineteenth-century literature and visual culture as well as contemporary culture and Holocaust studies. He is an amateur photographer, and he is currently working on a Xipe Projects photography project. Armando Colina and Victor Acuña, representatives of Xipe Projects in Mexico, founded the prestigious Galeria Arvil in Mexico City and have directed it for 42 years. In 2010 they were awarded the Medalla Bellas Artes by El Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes in recognition of their contribution to the arts in Mexico. Needless to say, we are honored by their willingness to represent us.

We love Indie Printing ! Beautiful work! Thanks for always making our vision come alive! Shout out to our Photographer P...
10/20/2018

We love Indie Printing ! Beautiful work! Thanks for always making our vision come alive!
Shout out to our Photographer Peter Dworin and our Graphic Designer Alison Heney!

👹👺😱 You can't mask inexperience. Print it right with Indie. 📕📗📘📙

Call now for a FREE printing quote at (213) 745-6395, or visit https://indieprinting.typeform.com/to/j1Cj5E. @indieprinting

Olvera Street Merchants Association Foundation
09/30/2018

Olvera Street Merchants Association Foundation

This time next week we’ll setting up for the 5th Annual Muertos Artwalk! Won’t you join us?!

Olvera Street Muertos Artwalk
Saturday, October 6, 2018
10:00am-7:00pm
Free & Open to the Public
Join us in supporting local artists from the LA area. For more information, visit:
www.olveraevents.com
Artwork: @misnopales

#olverast #olverastreet #placitaolvera #muertosartwalk #muertos #artwalk #artist #sugarmyskull #art #arte #shopsmall #shoplocal #handmade #freeevent #familyfriendly #cultura #calavera #dtla #mydayinla #birthplaceoflosangeles #osmaf #artforthepeople #music #liveperformances

09/30/2018
Olvera Street Merchants Association Foundation

Olvera Street Merchants Association Foundation

Are you ready to shake your bones?

“La Danza de la Muerte" performed by Teatro Del Barrio is back by popular demand!

They will perform at 6:00pm on the following dates:
Muertos Artwalk, Saturday, October 6

Dia de los Muertos Festival
October 25 through November 2

For more info, visit www.olveraevents.com.

#teatrodebarrio #danzadelamuerte #olverastreet #muertosartwalk #dtla #mydayinla #olverast #shakeyourbones #birthplaceoflosangeles #artist #arte #art #culura #tradition #supportsmallbusiness #localartists #happeningindtla #dayofthedead #diadelosmuertos #sugarmyskull #vivalvida

We are deeply saddened to hear of Rochalinne (Rocky) Elman Behr's passing this past week, on April 16, 2016, at the age ...
04/23/2016

We are deeply saddened to hear of Rochalinne (Rocky) Elman Behr's passing this past week, on April 16, 2016, at the age of 87. She was, and always will be, an inspiration to us and the folk art community.

Let us continue her legacy by supporting the traditional arts and artisans she so dearly loved.

We love you Rocky.

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Hey there! Are you on Twitter? We're midway through #MuseumWeek so be sure to check us out on Twitter @Xipe_Projects as ...
03/30/2016

Hey there! Are you on Twitter?

We're midway through #MuseumWeek so be sure to check us out on Twitter @Xipe_Projects as we share juicy tidbits about our institution!

Monday was #SecretsMW, Tuesday was all about #PeopleMW, and today is #ArchitectureMW! Later in the week we'll be posting about #HeritageMW, #FutureMW, #ZoomMW, and finally #LoveMW! Join us, and the thousands of participating museums across the globe, as we explore #MuseumWeek!

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03/18/2016

Xipe Projects: Latin American Masks and Popular Art's cover photo

03/15/2016
Calling ‘small’ museums: take the plunge! – #MuseumWeek EN #MuseumWeek

Calling all ‘small’ museums: take the plunge!

We're so tickled to see our tweets featured in a #MuseumWeek blog about small museums! He calls us "cultural Swiss-army knives" - he couldn't be more right :-)

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Calling ‘small’ museums: take the plunge! March 14, 2016 Just registered for #MuseumWeek! Have you? #museums @XipeProjects @MuseumWeek pic.twitter.com/DbcBx9tJz1 — Xipe_Projects (@Xipe_Projects) 10 Mars 2016 You work in what might be called a ‘small’ museum and you aren’t sure whether you should tak…

Xipe Projects is proud to announce that it will be participating in #MuseumWeek on Twitter! Check us out between March 2...
03/11/2016

Xipe Projects is proud to announce that it will be participating in #MuseumWeek on Twitter! Check us out between March 28 and April 3 as we share secrets from inside our doors! Find out more about Museum Week 2016 by following us on Twitter @Xipe_Projects

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01/05/2016

Xipe Projects: Latin American Masks and Popular Art's cover photo

Xipe Projects: Latin American Masks and Popular Art
01/05/2016

Xipe Projects: Latin American Masks and Popular Art

Xipe Projects: Latin American Masks and Popular Art
12/23/2015

Xipe Projects: Latin American Masks and Popular Art

Here are several ways that you can help. Pass it on. #Paris #ParisAttacks
11/14/2015

Here are several ways that you can help. Pass it on. #Paris #ParisAttacks

Xipe Projects: Latin American Masks and Popular Art's cover photo
09/11/2015

Xipe Projects: Latin American Masks and Popular Art's cover photo

We are excited to announce that over the course of the next few months, our curator, Dr. Alison Heney, will be participa...
09/11/2015
Музей народної архітектури і побуту у Львові імені Климентія Шептицького

We are excited to announce that over the course of the next few months, our curator, Dr. Alison Heney, will be participating in an experimental course project focused on developing strategies for engaging international communities through the Johns Hopkins University Museum Studies program.

This project will be done in partnership with the Museum of Folk Architecture and Life in L'viv, Ukraine and a small team of JHU graduate students under the direction of museum consultant, Linda Norris.

We wish her luck and look forward to hearing more about her journey!
https://www.facebook.com/1971MNAP

#JHU #ExperimentwithCommunity

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У ПОНЕДІЛОК та ВІВТОРОК садиби ЗАЧИНЕНІ.

We are deeply saddened by the passing of our dear friend and colleague, James Caswell, owner of Historia Antiques. Our t...
07/02/2015

We are deeply saddened by the passing of our dear friend and colleague, James Caswell, owner of Historia Antiques. Our thoughts are with his family and his loved ones. He will be greatly missed...

Tarahumara MasksThese masks are worn on the back of the head by the Capios who “oversee the matachini dancers and insu...
05/07/2015

Tarahumara Masks

These masks are worn on the back of the head by the Capios who “oversee the matachini dancers and insure that they receive food and drink.” This statement accompanies a photograph of a mask remarkably similar to those in this exhibit that was collected by Carl Lumholtz in Chihuahua in 1892 (Handbook of North American Indians, X, p. 300).

Tres Maximon! www.xipeprojects.orgWho IS that guy anyway??It’s Maximón!  - A modern version of the pre-Conquest Maya ...
05/07/2015

Tres Maximon! www.xipeprojects.org

Who IS that guy anyway??
It’s Maximón! - A modern version of the pre-Conquest Maya god Mam.

But Maximón is also known as the Christian saint San Simón who is, of course, Simon Peter, the first of Christ’s disciple. And on Holy Thursday the figure of Maximón “becomes” Judas and is ceremonially hanged as part of the festivities.

When addressed in Spanish, Maximón is a link to the spiritual world of the Virgin Mary and the saints. When addressed in a Mayan language, Maximón is a link to the spiritual world of the anicent and modern Maya.
Whichever of those worlds is being addressed in prayer, Maximón will act as a conduit to bring good fortune to the supplicant or bad fortune to his or her enemies.

An offering, however, must accompany the prayer.
It may be money placed in his outstretched hand, liquor that is often poured into his mouth, cigars that he may smoke, candles, flowers, or other things for his altar.

Looks lIke a fantastic exhibit! http://rubinmuseum.org/events/exhibitions/becoming-another
03/25/2015
Rubin Museum of Art

Looks lIke a fantastic exhibit!
http://rubinmuseum.org/events/exhibitions/becoming-another

Becoming Another illuminates the common threads and distinct differences in mask traditions from Northern India, Nepal, Bhutan, Tibet, Mongolia, Siberia, Japan, and the North-West Coast tribes of North America. Featuring masks used in shamanistic practices, communal rituals, and theatrical performan…

Happy Holidays! From Xipe Projects!
12/24/2014

Happy Holidays! From Xipe Projects!

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12/24/2014

Xipe Projects: Latin American Masks and Popular Art's cover photo

#Maestroandthedance Now open until March 2015! For more information please visit us at www.xipeprojects.org
12/09/2014

#Maestroandthedance Now open until March 2015! For more information please visit us at www.xipeprojects.org

Xipe Projects: Latin American Masks and Popular Art's cover photo
12/09/2014

Xipe Projects: Latin American Masks and Popular Art's cover photo

The Yoeme/Yaqui Masks of Crisencio Molina Maldonado! Now at Xipe Projects
12/09/2014

The Yoeme/Yaqui Masks of Crisencio Molina Maldonado! Now at Xipe Projects

Dr. Taube during her talk this past Saturday - such a fantastic presentation! More photos coming soon! Thanks to our doc...
12/09/2014

Dr. Taube during her talk this past Saturday - such a fantastic presentation! More photos coming soon! Thanks to our docent Chris Roberts for the incredible shots!

The Valey Family Photos! #Maestroandthedance at Xipe Projects
12/09/2014

The Valey Family Photos! #Maestroandthedance at Xipe Projects

#Maestroandthedance Xipe Projects!
12/09/2014

#Maestroandthedance Xipe Projects!

#Maestroandthedance #XipeInFocus Xipe Projects
12/09/2014

#Maestroandthedance #XipeInFocus Xipe Projects

The gang’s all here! Saturday was a very thrilling event! Many thanks to all of you who came out! What a community! Mo...
12/08/2014

The gang’s all here! Saturday was a very thrilling event! Many thanks to all of you who came out! What a community! More photos coming soon!

From left to right, our Museum director Peter Markman; our curator Dr. Alison Heney; our incredible guest speaker Dr. Rhonda Taube, and Dr. Karl Taube; our installation guru Adam Kirkpatrick of Hangman Designer Services; and our dedicated docents David Vasili Michel, Chris Roberts, and Dr. Jesse Hoffman.

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#maestroandthedance #XipeInFocus
12/06/2014

#maestroandthedance #XipeInFocus

12/06/2014

The good people at Bristol Farms are arriving in just a few hours with the catering truck - can't wait to see the 4 foot fruit and cheese display! #Maestroandthedance

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12/06/2014

Xipe Projects: Latin American Masks and Popular Art's cover photo

12/06/2014

Can hardly sleep! The big day is tomorrow! Museum Open House at Xipe Projects! Doors open at 3PM! Lecture at 4PM!

Just wait 'til you see our four life-sized Maximóns in the lobby!
And that's just the beginning!

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