November 14, 2004: Headlines: COS - Guatemala: Tourism: Art: Folk Art: Personal Web Site: Gordon Frost leads folk art tours to Guatemala

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Gordon Frost leads folk art tours to Guatemala

Gordon Frost leads folk art tours to Guatemala

Gordon Frost leads folk art tours to Guatemala

Meet Gordon Frost

To Gain Understanding Of A Culture Through Its Art

To Record That Art Before It Is Lost To Change & Westernization

To Share The Extraordinary World Of Folk Art With Others

After graduating from UCLA and serving two years in the Peace Corps in Guatemala, Gordon Frost became a collector of cultural art and over several years assembled the largest collection of Guatemalan textiles and dance masks in the United States (over 5000 works). Frost has visited Guatemala every year since 1967, over forty times!

The collection is loaned to museums & galleries for educational purposes. Now a larger audience can share the collection on the Internet.

Gordon Frost Folk Art Tours: Frost built his collection while he did museum exhibitions, and presented slide-show programs about Guatemalan Indian art for ten years. During that time he was asked by many people to take them to Guatemala where he went.

Frost led his first group to Guatemala in 1977. He took his group on Guatemala's back roads in spectacular mountain environment to rarely visited Indian villages. It was a great adventure with interesting, knowledgeable travelers! He has led a group to Guatemala every year since.

Frostís folk art tours now include personally led trips to several other countries. His folk art groups explore Guatemala, Mexico, Peru, Bolivia, Panama, & Indonesia.

Gordon Frost Collection Exhibitions & Loans

Santa Barbara Museum of Art
Monterey Peninsula Museum of Art
Mingei International Museum of World Folk Art, San Diego
Southwest Museum, Los Angeles
The Triton Museum, Santa Clara, California
Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles
Museum of American Folk Art, New York
San Antonio Museum of Art

Books Feature Gordon Frost Collection

Maya Culture & Costume by Christine Conte (The Taylor Museum, Colorado Springs Fine Arts, 1984). This book is the most comprehensive survey of Guatemalan textiles from the major United States and Canadian collections.

Guatemalan Mask Imagery by Gordon Frost (The Southwest Museum, Los Angeles, 1976). This monograph accompanied an exhibition of masks from the Gordon Frost Folk Art Collection. It won the prestigious Printers Industries of America "PIA" award for graphic art design.

Little Known Textiles of Guatemala: An Arbitrary Selection by Gordon Frost (Irene Emery Roundtable on Museum Textiles 1976 Proceedings, Irene Emery and Patricia Fisk, Eds. (The Textile Museum, Washington D.C. 1976). Museum experts and textile collectors read papers and make comments on the theme, Ethnographic Textiles of the Western Hemisphere.

The Folk Art of Latin America: Visiones del pueblo by Marion Oettinger, Jr. Ph.D. Museum of American Folk Art. (Penguin Books, New York 1992). Wide ranging survey of the folk art of Central and South America. [photo of the jaguar mask]

Precolumbian Fauna and Flora by Jeanette Peterson, Ph.D. (The Mingei International Museum of World Folk Art, San Diego, 1990). This profusely illustrated and clearly written book follows Mesoamerican art from Precolumbian times to the present.

These books may be purchased from the museums or from Gordon Frost.

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