African Masks: The Art of Disguise
August 22 - February 13, 2011
1717 North Harwood, Dallas, TX 75201
African Masks: The Art of Disguise consists of approximately fifty objects from the Museum’s collections and on loan from local collectors. The Dallas Museum of Art presents a variety of masks from several different sub-Saharan peoples as well as full masquerade costumes, performances recorded on film and contextual photographs. The exhibition is organized by the Dallas Museum of Art and curated by Roslyn A. Walker, Senior Curator, The Arts of Africa, the Pacific, and the Americas, and The Margaret McDermott Curator of African Art at the Dallas Museum of Art. Dr. Walker is the author of the book The Arts of Africa, the first catalogue dedicated to exploring the Museum’s collection of nearly two thousand African objects.