Friends of African & African American Art

Kehinde Wiley, Officer of the Hussars

Masquerades, Myth, and History: Kuba Masks in the DIA Collection

Saturday, April 13, 2013

2:00 PM

  • For Everyone

Masquerades, Myth, and History

Kuba Masks in the DIA Collection

Elisabeth Cameron

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.