Pahko’ora/ Pahko’ola: Mayo and Yaqui Masks from the James S. Griffith Collection
Opening October 26, 2019
October 26, 2019 through December 2020
Wooden masks worn by Pascola dancers hold deep ritual significance for Mayo and Yaqui communities of southern Arizona and northern Mexico. Showcasing masks from ASM’s James S. Griffith Collection, this exhibit examines masks and related traditions that are integral to the lifeways of the Mayo and Yaqui people of southern Arizona and northern Mexico. Guest curated by Santiago Benton (Mayo) and Yaqui Pascola elders, in collaboration with Dr. Griffith and ASM.
This exhibit is made possible in part by grants from Arizona Humanities and the Southwestern Foundation for Education and Historical Preservation.