Monday, May 11, 2020

Phyllis Galembo: Maske: Museum Show About African Mask-Making Traditions Takes on New Meanings at the Boca Raton Museum of Art

Boca Raton Museum of Art

Phyllis Galembo: Maske

Watch the new video tour at
Museum’s Education team announces new online activities and virtual tours for children, parents and people of all ages who are at home now. 
Extended until September 20 to allow more people to 
see this stunning photography exhibition in person, 
in anticipation of safe re-opening guidelines. 

Museumgoers were spellbound when the exhibition 
Phyllis Galembo: Maske originally opened on 
January 28 at the Boca Raton Museum of Art.
Shortly after the opening, the Museum temporarily 
closed due to the pandemic. 
As a new wave of mask-making creativity takes 
hold, the Museum’s education team has created 
new digital pathways for the public to enjoy online
These include mask-related online activities for families 
who are still at home, and video gallery tours for all ages. 
“For many people all over the world now, creating 
and wearing masks feels like a way they can 
reclaim some personal power,” said photographer 
Phyllis Galembo. 
“Protective face masks aren’t just medical anymore, 
we can see on social media how they are becoming 
a part of fashion, of our cultural landscape. Ways 
that people can convey messages and reflect 
their own personality,” adds Galembo.
“For many people all over the world 
now, creating and wearing masks 
feels like a way they can reclaim 
some personal power,” said Phyllis 
Galembo. (Illustration by Raquel 

The Museum’s YouTube Channel
Instagram and Facebook feature 
new digital resources related 
to the exhibition and masks 
“Viewers can see in this exhibition 
how the tradition of 
masquerading has always been 
universal and timeless,” said Irvin 
Lippman, the Executive Director 
of the Museum. 
“The powerful photographs by 
Galembo that were selected for 
this exhibition reveal the 
meticulous detail and creative 
imagination of mask-making.”
Comment by email:
Hi Bill, Thank you so much, this is great.  The 
team at the museum are much appreciative 
of your editorial support as are we.  Thank 
you! Best regards, William Spring

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