|Vochol: Huichol Art on Wheels
March 20, 2012–May 6, 2012
NMAI on the National Mall, Washington, DC
Potomac Atrium, First Level
The museum welcomes the 1990s Volkswagen Beetle named “Vochol ®,” decorated by indigenous craftsmen from the Huichol (Wixaritari) communities of Nayarit and Jalisco, Mexico, using more than 2 million glass beads and fabric. This one-of-a-kind vehicle is presented in collaboration with the Association of Friends of the Museo de Arte Popular and the Museo de Arte Popular in Mexico City, the Embassy of Mexico and the Mexican Cultural Institute.
Photo by Alejandro Piedra Buena. Courtesy of the Museo de Arte Popular ©2010