Disguise: Masks & Global African Art

by Pamela McClusky & Erika Dalya Massaquoi


Jun 2015 – Sep 2015

Enter a new mask—one for the 21st century: it’s startling and joyful but also serious and menacing. When our experiences become difficult or curious, how do we confront what can’t be explained?

One option is to shake it out by adopting disguises and staging a masquerade.

Contemporary artists from Africa and of African descent explore this impulse by filling the galleries with inventive avatars and provocative new myths, taking us on mysterious journeys through city streets and futuristic landscapes.

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