248 Cabot Street, 2nd Floor
Beverly, MA 01915
Open to Montserrat Community or by appointment
How can we define cultural appropriation as it pertains to our creative practice? This is the focus of the exhibition African Masks.
The works on view are from the collection of the National Center of Afro American Artists located in Boston MA.(NCAAA) As we move forward with discussions about inclusion and diversity at Montserrat we need safe spaces for identifying ways of creating a cultural language of tolerance and belonging.
Therefore, the work is about a way of exploring a social construct of design ethics, to bring a clearer understanding or lens to the intersection of social ideas and programming, impacting how we come to see the African masks on exhibit. How do these works impact and inform our creative practice?
Contributors to this exhibition are:
Ari Montford – Curator
David Mshar, Alexis Palmberg, and Matthew Rahming – Curatorial Assitance
Special thanks to Dr. Barry Gaither Director, NCAAA