Three mummy movies and more

I love the exhibitions at Mexic-Arte. They’re always just large enough to offer a range of objects to consider and enjoy thoroughly and just small enough to be encompassable during a noon-hour. There’s usually a very small entry fee that’s charged in order to help defray the costs of mounting the show.

The current display of items related to the Mayan and Aztec cultures, including commemorations related to a world’s fair, the centennial of Mexican independence, and just the wild electicism of the first half of the twentieth century, will be there only through September 16.

It was a special pleasure to see the photographic post cards of Hugo Brehme in such quantity and where they could be viewed up close. The movie lobby cards from the Agrasanchez hoard are also a close-up treat, rewarding in every detail. We spent a long time watching the second of the Aztec mummy movies. Those theater chairs are very comfortable!

The information cards next to the displays are informative and repay reading in their entirety. They are pretty much all the information available, but they are quite thorough. The only souvenirs of the exhibit in particular that I saw were post cards related to movie promotion from the era of the movies being exhibited. They are lurid and funny. As always, whoever selects the beautiful handmade jewelry to sell in the little museum shop does a superlative job. Any of it would make a welcome present.

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