March 1, 2013

About face: ‘Masquerade’ exhibit a colorful eye-opener to cultures of the world

The concept of a mask is universal and is the perfect analogy for the examination of humanity’s duality. Masks have been used for thousands of years and for a variety of purposes. They provide anthologies of folklore and customs that allow us to better understand our ancestors. From now until April, the Bellefonte Art Museum for Centre County will host “Masquerade: Ceremonial and Traditional Masks from Africa, Asia, Oceania and the Americas,” an exhibit that takes a more personal peek at the various ceremonial and traditional masks that an array of cultures use throughout the world.

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