Sunday, February 24, 2019 at 10:00am to 5:00pm
In the vast and culturally diverse Congolese region of Central Africa, masks function as performance objects in rituals, ceremonies, worship, and entertainment. The masterpieces in this exhibition—more than 140 striking Congolese masks—form an innovative and visually compelling display of artistry and cultures. They represent the artisans and performers who brought them to life, as well as varied communities, belief systems, and natural resources.
Congo Masks: Masterpieces from Central Africa is organized by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in partnership with the Congo Basin Art History Research Center and Tribal Arts, S.P.R.L., Brussels, Belgium, and Ethnic Art and Culture Limited, Hong Kong The exhibition program at VMFA is supported by the Julia Louise Reynolds Fund.
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Lower Level Gallery
200 N Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23220