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5:00 pm

CANCELLED: MEMBERS’ HOURS

April 2 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free

As a member of the Muscarelle Museum of Art, you receive free and exclusive access to the galleries for special Members' Hours on Thursdays from 5 - 7 PM. Come and see our current exhibitions In Focus: New Acquisitions in Photography and American Vision: A Tribute to Carroll Owens, Jr.! Not a member? Join today and enjoy the benefits of membership!

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6:00 pm

POSTPONED: OBJECTS IN ACTION- Dynamism and Multisensory Experience in Contemporary West African Masquerade

April 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free

Based on over a decade of research in Southwestern Burkina Faso, West Africa, this talk will offer an overview of contemporary masquerade arts and practices, addressing the question, “What is masquerade?” While we might be accustomed to viewing and understanding African masks as wood headpieces displayed on walls in museums and private collections, Dr. Lisa Homann demonstrates that masks are more than objects of contemplation. Rather, mask headpieces are just one element of masquerade, which is a dynamic and multisensory experience. Her presentation will include photographs, videos, and eyewitness accounts of recent mask performances. Dr. Lisa Homann is Assistant Professor […]

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