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African Masks from the Permanent Collection
December 5, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
This exhibition features a set of masks from central Africa. Little was known about this collection until recently when Dr. Brittany Sheldon, an art historian specializing in African art, was able to identify the ethnic group for each mask. She posits that the masks are quality copies of original masks used in ceremonies and are examples of the African tourist economy.
The Mississippi University for Women Galleries, located on the first floor of Summer Hall, are open Monday through Wednesday and Friday, from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., following the university calendar. The Galleries and the gallery talks are free and open to the public.
About The W
Located in historic Columbus, Mississippi, The W was founded in 1884 as the first state-supported college for women in the United States. Today, the university is home to 2,227 students in more than 70 majors and concentrations and has educated men for 40 years. The university is nationally recognized for low student debt, diversity and social mobility which empowers students to BE BOLD.
Be Bold. Tower with Blue.