|Date: April 11, 2000
Contact: Colby Museum of Art
Phone: (207) 872-3228
"Masks" Exhibit Opens at Colby Museum of Art, April 19
An exhibition titled "Masks" will be on display at the Colby Museum of Art from Wednesday, April 19, through Sunday, May 21. The exhibit will feature Colby senior Kim M. Potvin as guest curator and will concentrate on the use and cultural importance of masks in spiritual ceremonies and theater performances in societies around the world.
Potvin, of South Huntington, N.Y., will present the exhibit as part of an independent study for which Colby art professor Véronique Plesch served as advisor. The exhibition will display numerous African and Indonesian ceremonial masks from the museums collection, European theatrical masks in the commedia del arte style from Colbys performing arts department, and two of Potvins own original works, among others. A guided tour of the "Masks" gallery will be given by Potvin at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, April 19.
Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free, and the museum is accessible to persons with disabilities. For additional information, please call (207) 872-3228.