Guitars, cellos and even trumpets are part of Symphony of Color, the Huichol Art art exhibit of the International Museum of Art and Science in McAllen (IMAS).
The art exhibit comes from the Hermes Music Foundation in association with the Secretaria de Cultura en Mexico, and the Festival de Música Contemporánea para un Mundo Mejor. The exhibit has 40 musical instruments decorated by huichol artisans.
Symphony of Colour had been in many countries such as Germany and the IMAS is the first museum in the United States exhibiting it.
World-renown sculptor Sebastián writes about the exhibition:
“The Huichols have given our country an enormous strength in the color and design ability, and in the whole cosmogony of the expression of what they design, turning the Wixárika culture into a fundamental base for many and very great artists. For all these reasons, Huichol is a great town in our country. The soul stirring art exhibit of the Wixárika people awakens in each of us the sacred and the divine. Their ancient art, so vibrant in color and rich in symbolism, combined with musical instruments, effortlessly draws you into their compelling world of magic and myth. These works of art are the true expression and soul of humanity.”
https://theimasonline.org/welcome/?portfolio=symphony-of-color . May 31st 2019.
Symphony of Color had been in many countries such as Germany and the IMAS is the first museum in the United States exhibiting it. The General admission is $7 usd and it’ll be available till June 30th 2019.