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Images of two masks - on the left a wooden mask with black and white, and on the right a red mask with white teeth and hairy eyebrows, mustache and beard is seen underneath plastic

CANCELED: Collective Memory Across the Diasporas

Wednesday Apr 1, 2020 7:30 pm This is a past program

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Whether through portraits of martyred leaders or interpretations of hieroglyphic languages, Central American artists help dismantle the doctrine of discovery, projecting utopic landscapes rooted in memory, breathing life into dispossessed communities, and deepening diasporas. Frida Larios, cocreator of the award-winning New Maya Language pictoglyphs, joins José Flores, creator of powerful, dreamlike portraits of his people and ancestors. 

All public programs are free and made possible by a major gift from an anonymous donor. Generous support is also provided by Susan Bay Nimoy and Leonard Nimoy, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, the Elizabeth Bixby Janeway Foundation, The Samuel Goldwyn Foundation, an anonymous donor, and all Hammer members.
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