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Mystery in Motion: African American Masking and Spirituality in Mardi Gras

Celebrate the opening of the exhibition: Mystery in Motion: African American Masking and Spirituality in Mardi Gras on Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 6pm. The exhibition features guest curators Kim Vaz-Deville and Ron Bechet. The exhibition will explore the history and diverse spiritual influences of Black masking traditions. Guests will get to learn more about “Black masking Indians, Baby Dolls, and skull and bone gangs with more than two dozen suits and masking components displayed along with African artifacts. ” The curators will share highlights from the exhibition and insights in the curatorial process.

African American Masking and Spirituality in Mardi Gras
Left to right: Jerome “JJ” Carter, J’wan Boudreaux, Floyd Edwards, and Nigel Pleasant of the Golden Eagles Photograph by Erika Goldring, 2019

African American Masking & Spirituality in Mardi Gras Information

This event will take place on Zoom and is FREE and open to the public. Please registrar for the event in advance to ensure a spot in the Zoom meeting.  Registered guests will be sent the Zoom link the day of the program.  Register now – HERE.

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