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Mask and reveal exhibit opening

January 11 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Between January 11 and January 29, you can visit the Museum to see pieces of art from the African Diaspora.

African masks are a living tradition. Carved from wood and augmented with other natural materials, they represent cultural values and are intended to be used in ritualized performances as a means to connect with the spiritual world. For over twenty years, Gerald Shanklin has not only been collecting African masks, but also continuing the tradition of transforming wood by creating his own pieces. Around fifty masks will be on display. Half will be from African countries, including Nigeria, Cote D-Ivoire, Cameroon, Burkina Faso, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The other half will be ones that Shanklin made from local wood.

For more information, visit our website: https://www.orangehistorync.org/events