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Lost In a Mas querade

The Brooklyn Museum is bringing African masquerade to life with Disguise: Masks and Global African Art, a groundbreaking installation that connects works by 25 contemporary artists with examples of traditional disguise. Originally produced by the Seattle Art Museum, the exhibition has been reorganized by the Brooklyn Museum to include works culled from its own collection and features contemporary artists from Africa and of African descent working across the globe-including 12 from the New York area-who offer fresh visions of masquerade. Presented alongside historical masks, the contemporary works provoke a heightened awareness of key issues in our world today, such as race, women’s agency, queerness, and governmental corruption. The exhibit includes an immersive and lively installation of video, digital media, sound, and installation art, as well as photography and sculpture. Through September 18. Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway, 718.638.5000.

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