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Carnival

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Carnival

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Carnival

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Carnival Mask

National Museum of American History
Carnival celebrations featuring performers dressed as devils are found across Puerto Rico and throughout Latin America. The presence of these characters during Carnival is understood by many as an ancient reference to the contest between good and evil. This devilish mask shows the characteristic style of its maker, Leonardo Pagán. Born in 1929, Pagán was the student of a renowned mask maker, Juan Careta, who worked from the 1890s until the 1950s. After his mentor's death, Pagán masks became highly prized. Pagán died in 2000.

Carnival

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Carnival

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Carnival

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Carnival Mask

National Museum of American History
This papier-mâché mask was made by Miguel Caraballo in 1985. Masks like this are typically worn by young men from the neighborhood, who don the costume of a vejigante , a character who roams the streets during Carnival, playfully scaring children and other revelers, and swatting them with vejigas (balloon-like, inflated animal bladders).

Carnival

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Pattern shows freely drawn circles from which emanate spire shapes varying in length and width. Printed in dark blue, yellow and pink on white background. Length made up of three pattern repeats.

Carnival

National Museum of American History

Carnival Games

National Museum of American History

Carnival Family

National Museum of American History

Carnival Game

National Museum of American History

Carnival Worker

National Museum of American History

Carnival Worker

National Museum of American History

Carnival Worker

National Museum of American History

Carnival Worker

National Museum of American History

Carnival Performer

National Museum of American History

Carnival figure

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Clear glass figure in shimmering gold Venetian Carnival costume on stand.

White Carnival

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Children's Carnival

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Outdoor Carnival

Archives of American Art
1 negative : glass ; 8 x 10 cm Date from finding aid.
Shows a crowd at a carnival with a merry-go-round.

Outdoor carnival

Archives of American Art
1 negative : glass ; 8 x 10 cm Date from finding aid.
Shows crowds of people at a fairgrounds with tents and a merry-go-round.

Carnival Time

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
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