Masks: The Art of Disguise


On view November 18, 2019 – January 11, 2020

Opening Reception Saturday, November 23rd, 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
AMUM is open Mondays – Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Masks: Art of Disguise exhibition imageImage designed by Hannah Ewing


MASKS: The Art of Disguise

The Art Museum of the University of Memphis (AMUM) presents Masks: The Art of Disguise. This exhibition is curated by the Honors Forum students in consultation with their professor Dr. Leslie Luebbers and the AMUM staff. This exhibition features masks from Japan, Papua New Guinea, Africa, Mexico. During the Fall 2019 semester, students were tasked with selecting the masks, researching its origins, designing their case layouts, writing the exhibit labels, and organizing their objects and labels into the display case. The following students have done a wonderful job putting this exhibit into fruition:

Marc Agravante
Austin Cantrell
Ryan Clausen
Hannah Ewing
Kaiya Green
Emily Hale
Moby Hockman
Sarah James
Caroline Jones
Ana Marie Mann
Abigail Martin
Shelby Moody
May Noewen
Viraj Patel
Jacob Peirce

Opening reception: Saturday, November 23rd from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.


The Art Museum of the University of Memphis is a resource and laboratory for students, faculty and the greater Memphis community. We present interdisciplinary programming throughout the year, permanent installations of Egyptian and sub-Saharan African artifacts, and a wide range of temporary exhibitions.