Masks Around the World

For thousands of years, cultures around the world have created, worn, danced, revered, and enjoyed masks. During this tour, participants look at masks and think about their place in society. This tour is also available as Masks of Asia, which focuses solely on masks used in East Asia, Southeast Asia, and Oceania.

Theme: Around the World

By nature, human beings are alike. By practice, they become different. Confucius

What is a world cultures museum? From statues to armor, mummies to masks, we exhibit artifacts that illustrate the shared challenges of humanity and celebrate the diverse ways cultures respond to them. Many of our tours address the factors that influence the needs of body, mind, and spirit and, in turn, the ways in which human beings live differently.