Masquerades, Myth, and History: Kuba Masks in the DIA Collection
Saturday, April 13, 2013
Masquerades, Myth, and History
Kuba Masks in the DIA Collection
Patricia and Rowland Rebele Chair in the History of Art and Visual Culture
University of California, Santa Cruz
Saturday, April 13, 2 p.m.
Lecture held in the Marvin & Betty Danto Lecture Hall
Kuba artists have for centuries been instrumental in recording and celebrating the dynastic succession of the kingdom. Cameron examines three visually captivating Kuba royal masks that were usually used on occasions commemorating and recounting the founding of the dynasty.
Sponsored by Friends of African and African American Art
Image Credit: Unknown artist, Kuba, Africa; Nagaady-A-Mwaash Mask (detail), 1900s; wood,
cowry shell, glass beads. Founders Society Purchase, Mr. and Mrs. Allan Shelden
III Fund, funds from the Friends of African Art and the Persians, Inc. DIA no.