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March 2020

EXHIBIT: Bandits & Heroes, Poets & Saints: Popular Art of Northeastern Brazil

Tuesday, March 31 | 11:00 am - Friday, May 29 | 5:00 pm
Mariposa Museum & World Culture Center, 26 Main Street
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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During the Atlantic slave trade, more Africans were brought in bondage to Brazil than to any other country iin the Americas -- 10 times the number brought to North America. This exhibit from the National Endowment for the Humanities explores how African cultures blended with indigenous and colonial Portuguese traditions to form the unique, vibrant, and complex cultural mosaic of present-day Brazil. Photographs and works of popular art, including sculptures, paintings, prints, religious objects, toys, and booklets of poetry introduce…

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May 2020

Irish Storyteller Helena Byrne Returns to Mariposa

Tuesday, May 19 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Mariposa Museum & World Culture Center, 26 Main Street
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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$5 – $15

The acclaimed storyteller's 2020 tour is entitled Saol Eile, which means afterlife in Irish. Delving deeply into Ireland's unique relationship with the supernatural, Helena shares tales of haunted castles and poltergeists, guardian and angels and fairies. Parents, please note that as some tales are on the spooky side, guidance is advised. Admission: $15 for nonmember adults and $5 for children; $10 for Mariposa members with children of members free. “If you don’t get goosebumps when you hear her beautiful voice…

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June 2020

EXHIBIT: Jacob A. Riis: How the Other Half Lives

Tuesday, June 23 | 11:00 am - Tuesday, August 11 | 5:00 pm

At the end of the 19th century, New York City was home to a thriving economy -- and the worst slums on earth. Jacob Riis, a Danish immigrant working as a newspaper reporter, saw in flash powder photography a way to bring the harsh realities of people living in alleyways, tenements, and sweatshops to a wide audience. In this exhibit made possible by NEH On the Road, life-sized photographs, artifacts, and personal documentation show how Riis, through his writing, photography,…

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