Phyllis Galembo: MASKÉ
On view through May 31, 2020
Boca Raton Museum of Art
Boca Raton, Florida

For over two decades Phyllis Galembo has documented cultural and religious traditions in Africa and among the African Diaspora with striking large-scale color photographs. Her subjects are the participants in contemporary African ceremonies celebrating mythic characters in masks and costumes. Whether they are humorous or frightening, her portraits capture the transformative power of masquerades.

This exhibition is installed on the museum’s second floor in close proximity to its African collection, which includes many masks.

Image credits: Phyllis Galembo, Ko S’Ogbon L’Ate (You Can’t Buy Wisdom at the Market), 2006, Gelede Masquerade, Agonli Village, Benin, Color photograph. Courtesy of the artist.