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.