Masks and Modernité: Dogon Now
Thursday, Apr. 27, 2017 – Thursday, Apr. 27, 2017
07:00 PM – 08:00 PM
Worn in dances during agricultural and funerary ceremonies and performances for tourists, the surreal and colorful masks of Dogon peoples in the Bandiagara region of Mali are globally renowned cultural icons. Curator of Collections Paul R. Davis presents film excerpts of these dances and talks with scholars Polly Richards and Isaïe Dougnon on the visual history of Dogon masks and their contemporary signi cance within a changing social landscape. Films in French and Dogon languages with English subtitles.
HOURS & ADMISSION
Wednesday - Sunday, 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Closed Monday and Tuesday
- Free Hours: Always free!
Directions & Parking
- Free Parking
- Street Parking
- The Menil Collection parking lot is located on West Alabama between Mandell and Mulberry. Street parking is available in the surrounding neighborhood.
Special Offers / Dining
Bistro Menil offers European-inspired, American fare paired with craft beer, cask wine, and thoughtfully selected wines by the glass or bottle.
Events at The Menil Collection
Feb. 24 – Jun. 18, 2017
The Beginning of Everything: Drawings from the Janie C. Lee, Louisa Stude Sarofim, and David Whitney Collections
Feb. 24 – Feb. 24, 2017
Member Noontime Talk on Holy, Yes. Barbarians, ? Let’s talk: Semina-l Poetry and Art
Feb. 24 – Feb. 24, 2018
Da Camera Stop, Look and Listen! Reflections on Mona Hatoum’s Terra Infirma Exhibition
Mar. 27 – Mar. 27, 2018
Double Vision: The Unerring Eye of Art World Avatars Dominique and John De Menil
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