The Art of Mexican Papier-Mâché

 

The Art of Mexican Papier-Mâché, March 21 – May 21, 1989

Summary: The beauty of papier-mâché, like all forms of popular art, lies not only in the artistic imagination of the artists, but also in the manner in which it is produced. Using only shopping-bag paper and a water-flour glue, incredibly beautiful and fantastic images are produced. Cartoneria figures have been used traditionally in Mexico during holidays and celebrations. The two most important feast days that feature cartoneria figures are the Day of the Dead and the Lenten observances.  This exhibit of a little over 100 papier-mâché pieces brings together the most prominent papier-mâché artists of Mexico; the Linares family and Jose “Pepe” Hernández.

Curator: René H. Arceo

Organizing Institution: Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum

Displayed at: Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum Original Main Gallery

Tuesday, March 21, 1989 to Sunday, May 21, 1989