Mexican Masks Portray COVID As A Tiger, A Devil, A Blue-Eyed Man

NPR has an article from August of this year focusing on Indigenous art in the form of masks, drawings, etc to represent how COVID-19 has affected Indigenous Mexican communities. Blanca Cárdenas and Carlos Dávila, the ENAH professors who coordinated this project, commissioned masks from different Indigenous artists who had been selling them on social media during the closure of open-air markets. The University of New Mexico’s Latin American and Iberian Institute has a variety of lesson plans on the subject of “Maskmaking, Art & Culture” inspired by internationally renowned maskmaker Felipe Horta Tera originates from Tocuaro, Michoacán, Mexico.