MENDE MASKS FROM SAFARI MUSEUM ON DISPLAY AT COTTEY
Thursday, January 16, 2014
Mende masks from the Martin and Osa Johnson Safari Museum in Chanute, Kansas, will be on display in the P.E.O. Foundation Art Gallery on the Cottey campus through February 14. The exhibit is in preparation for a lecture from Jacqueline Borgeson, curator of the museum. Borgeson will be the distinguished speaker on Tuesday, February 4, at 7 p.m.
The masks on display are from the Mende, one of the two-largest ethnic groups in Sierra Leone. The Martin and Osa Johnson Safari Museum features award-winning exhibits of the Johnsons’ lives and adventures, African cultures, and changing themes of special exhibits. The museum offers visitors educational programs throughout the year for children and adults.
The Gallery, inside the Haidee and Allen Wild Center for the Arts, is open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays and later on the nights of performances. The Center for the Arts is on the northeast corner of Austin and Tower streets in Nevada, Missouri.