Alibi V.13 No.47 • Nov 18-24, 2004 

Art Magnified

¡Carnaval!

Museum of International Folk Art

Fantasy Masqueraders, Venice, Italy, 2001; photograph by David and Shirley Rowen.
Fantasy Masqueraders, Venice, Italy, 2001; photograph by David and Shirley Rowen.

Every year just before the Catholic season of Lent, communities all over the globe let loose during one version or another of carnival. An amazing new traveling 10,000-square-foot multimedia exhibit opening this weekend at the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe gives participants the opportunity to experience the many different faces of the annual event as it is celebrated in Venice, Spain, Switzerland, New Orleans, Mexico, Brazil, Bolivia and Northern Africa. The only difference is that at this exhibit you won't be allowed to get either drunk or naked. $5 for New Mexico residents, free on Sundays. (505) 476-1200.