Congo Masks Exhibit at VMFA Eyre Bus Trip

Congo Masks Exhibit at VMFA Eyre Bus Trip

This innovative and visually compelling exhibition presents an impressive collection of masks and musical instruments from the vast Congo region of Africa

Monday, February 4, 2019     $107.00 per person


In the vast and culturally diverse Congolese region of Central Africa, masks function as performance objects in rituals, ceremonies, worship, and entertainment. The masterpieces in this exhibition—more than 140 striking Congolese masks—form an innovative and visually compelling display of artistry and cultures. They represent the artisans and performers who brought them to life, as well as varied communities, belief systems, and natural resources.

Dating from the 17th to the 20th centuries, these works are drawn from the finest and most comprehensive collections in private hands, with more than a dozen showcased in their complete ceremonial ensembles. The exhibition includes original field photographs, field footage, audio recordings, and a selection of related musical instruments. Self-guided tour -Lunch included in the Marble Hall.


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Activity Level: Walking


7:00am Long Gate Park & Ride
7:30am Georgia Avenue Park & Ride
7:45am Leisure World Clubhouse II


Arrive at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts for a self-guided tour of the exhibit


Lunch in Marble Hall



Depart for home


7:00pm Georgia Avenue
7:15pm Leisure World
8:00pm Long Gate


Cost: $109.00 per person



Eyre motorcoach transportation

Admission to museum

Self-guided tour


Taxes, tolls & meal gratuity

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Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Georgia Ave. Park & Ride Georgia Ave. Park & Ride
MD 97 @ the new Rt.200 Intercounty Connector
Long Gate Park & Ride Long Gate Park & Ride
Ellicott City, MD
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