Masks of the World

Long-term

Hawk Mask

People have used masks across cultures and throughout human history.  They are worn in a variety of contexts including performances, rituals, and religious rites.  They allow the wearer to take on a new, and often more powerful, identity. This exhibit showcases the breadth and depth of the Museum’s collections of masks from all areas of the globe.

You can now view this exhibit online via our virtual exhibits page.