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Pahko'ora/Pahko'ola Exhibit

Phone: (520) 621-6302

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Venue: Arizona State Museum

Time: From: 10:30 AM to 2:00 PM

Recurring weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Admission: Free admission. Open to the public. Our galleries and museum store are open Monday through Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. We are closed on Sundays and federal and state holidays.


The new exhibit at Arizona State Museum -- Pahko'ora/Pahko'ola, Mayo and Yaqui masks -- examines masks and related traditions that are integral to the lifeways of the Mayo and Yaqui people of southern Arizona and northern Mexico. Wooden masks worn by Pascola dancers hold deep ritual significance for Mayo and Yaqui communities of southern Arizona and northern Mexico. With a mask on his face, a Pascola is transformed into an animal spirit, dwelling in the Wilderness World. - José Gil Jocobi (Mayo). 
Showcasing masks from ASM's James S. Griffith Collection, this exhibit is guest curated by Santiago Benton (Mayo) and Yaqui Pascola elders, in collaboration with Dr. Griffith and Arizona State Museum. 
Arizona State Museum is located on the University of Arizona campus, just inside the Main Gate at Park Avenue & University Boulevard. Convenient garage parking is available one block from the museum at either Euclid Avenue & Second Street or Tyndall Avenue & Fourth Street.