Makishi: Mask Characters of Zambia

January 14, 2007 to June 17, 2007

In the Fowler in Focus gallery inside Intersections: World Arts, Local Lives, see twenty-four of these fascinating masks drawn from the Fowler Museum’s collections, and explore the drama and complexity of the remarkable masquerade traditions of the Chokwe, Mbunda, Lunda, Luvale/Lwena, and Luchazi peoples who live in the “Three Corners” region of northwestern Zambia, northeastern Angola, and southwestern Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Exhibition Credits

Guest curated by Manuel Jordán. The majority of the masks featured in this exhibition were purchased with funds generously provided by Jay and Deborah Last. The exhibition and its accompanying publication were made possible in part by funding from the National Endowment for the Arts and Manus, the support group of the Fowler Museum.

Media sponsor K-JAZZ