The New Orleans’ Black Masking Indian Tradition, April 3, 2018


4:30 PM — Reception, 5-6:30 PM — Panel discussion
Forum, Lewis Arts complex, Princeton University

An exhibition of ceremonial suits and aprons made by Chiefs of New Orleans Black Masking Indian Tribes. This unique tradition maps intersections between African and Indigenous cultural practices. These intricately crafted suits take up to year to complete and represent some of the most exuberant costumes being made today. A panel discussion and artist reception on April 3 will feature Chief Demond Melancon of the Young Seminole Hunters and Big Chief Darryl Montana of the Yellow Pocahontas Hunters.

Organized by Visual arts professor Jeff Whetstone, the exhibition is free and open to the public and will be available from March 25 – April 7, 2018, Hours: daily 12 noon – 8:00 PM



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