SAM Exhibit – Disguise: Masks and Global African Art

Leonce-Raphael-Agbodjelou-Untitled-Egungun-Series-630pxNearly every visitor to Seattle visits the famous Pike Place Market. But, did you know Seattle has an excellent art museum just a couple blocks south of the market? Consider adding a stop at the Seattle Art Museum (SAM) while you are in the neighborhood. Enjoy a special exhibit this summer: Disguise: Masks and Global African Art. This show provides a comprehensive look at 21st-century evolutions of the mask and explores contemporary forms of disguise. Experience fresh visions of masquerade and reflect on the shared instinct to hide from ourselves and from each other. For this exhibition, SAM’s Curator of African and Oceanic Art Pamela McClusky, and Consultant Curator Erika Dalya Massaquoi sought out contemporary artists from Africa and of African descent to create new installations, visions, and sounds for the exhibition. These artists fill the galleries with inventive avatars and provocative new myths, taking us on mysterious journeys through city streets and futuristic landscapes. SAM is located at 1300 First Avenue and is open every day but Tuesday in summer. For more details go to Seattle Art Museum.

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