Exhibitions

Voodoo

Temporary Exhibition

The cultural and artistic expressions of Haiti are of amazing wealth, originality and historical depth, but very little known in Mexico, despite the geographical proximity.

Talking about Haiti is not an easy task. The little we know about this country is generally deformed by an endless number of prejudices inherited from colonial times to the present: the western view of the island and its inhabitants; the morbid Hollywood version of its culture and religiosity, and the catastrophic view of the media about its history and social, political and economic situation.

This exhibition presents a different perspective about Haiti: it emphasizes the phenomenon of creolization through the multiple expressions of the voodoo religion, product of the mixture of cultures that combines indigenous, African and European elements, but whose result goes beyond the sum of its parts. Creolization is essential to understand the Haitian culture; it is expressed in the language and, also, in the originality of its religious, social and artistic contributions, such as painting, cut-out iron and popular and religious art that are shown here.

OPPENING HOURS AND ADMISSION:

May 31 to October 31 2018
From Tuesday to Sunday , 10:00 - 18:00 hrs.
Free admission

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PRECINT

National Museum of the Cultures of the World   Ver más información del recinto

Moneda 13 Centro Histórico. Col. Centro (Área 2), C.P. 6010, Deleg. Cuauhtémoc México, Ciudad de México   Cómo llegar

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