On Sunday May 15th, the Fábrica Social team visited the museum Cuartel del Arte de Pachuca in the state of Hidalgo. They were taken on a private tour through the collection “Popular Art from Hidalgo: Rituals, Uses and Creations” by Santiago Garfias Turok and Martha Turok. Santiago, who was responsible for the collection’s coordination and selection of pieces, took us by the hand on a marvelous trip through popular “hidalguense” art covering more than 400 pieces.
“The museum script is based on traditional uses of the pieces, that is to say, the principal reason they were made.” Santiago Garfías
The collection is divided and catalogued into 4 sections: Utilitarian, Ritual, Decorative and New Design.
One of the most interesting sections from this museum’s proposal is the display of raw materials, half-completed pieces, waist and pedal looms, tools for the extraction and production of semi-hard fiber objects, masks and wood pieces. Through these objects the visitor is able to understand traditional production techniques and afterwards, he or she can admire and understand the craftsmanship of completed pieces.
The collection includes objects made from pottery, stonework and lapidary, vegetable fibers, wood, animal materials, metalwork, diverse materials (toys, masks, dance costumes, miniatures, pyrotechnics) and textiles.
For a virtual tour of this magnificent exhibition, visit this link: www.ledetour.com/arte_popular