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ArtSpeak--Behind the Mask: Artists and Curators discuss Brilliant Disguise: Masks and Other Transformations

Tue, May 21, 2013
7:00pm - 9:00pm

The Contemporary Arts Center presents a panel discussion amongst experts in different areas of masking. New Orleans Museum of Art Curator William Fagaly will discuss the significance of masking in various African cultures. LSM Curator Wayne Phillips will discuss the meaning of masking during New Orleans Mardi Gras, and Mardi Gras Indian Chief Victor Harris will discuss his own process of masking as Chief of the Mandingo Warriors and the Spirit of Fi Yi Yi.

Moderated by Miranda Lash, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, New Orleans Museum of Art

The CAC will host special gallery hours from 5pm to 7pm on Tuesday, May 21 before the ArtSpeak event.


Contemporary Arts Center
900 Camp Street Freeport-McMoRan Theater
New Orleans, LA 70130
Victor Harris, the spirit of Fi Yi Yi, Chief of the Mandingo Warriors. With Jack Robinson (master designer), Wesley Phillips (master drummer), Kim Boutte (sewer). In memory of Coach Collins Lewis. Special thanks to Robert Salter and Al Polite. Mardi Gras Indian Suit, 2011. Feathers, beads, fabric, cowrie shells, mixed media. Collection of Victor Harris
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