New Mexico’s deep artistic traditions have long engaged with the multifaceted histories and cultures of the state. At Encounter Culture, we talk with artists, historians, scientists, museum curators, and writers who are all a part of New Mexico’s centuries’ old lineage of helping us understand the places and people who make the Land of Enchantment so unique.

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#2: Sacred Toilet Paper and Santa Corona: The Museum of International Folk Art’s #mask with Santero Arthur López

Masks have become ubiquitous in the last 18 months. In a pinch, they can be constructed out of inexpensive, repurposed materials, while their use (or lack thereof) can provide commentary on how the wearer feels…