Dan masks are tools of communication between the world of the living and the realm of the ancestors. They are employed to resolve problems of all kinds. Face masks have idealized human features that are smoothly sculpted with a large domed forehead, a fine nose, and slightly modeled cheekbones. Masks appear frequently during initiation ceremonies and to welcome guests to the village.
CMAA is an experience created by African artifacts collector Eric Edwards, who has amassed one of the largest African art collections in the United States. In a journey of over fifty years of carefully selecting these items, which date back to over four thousand years, these rare and unique African artifacts are now being shared with the public in a museum setting for education and joy.
Address: Cultural Museum of African Art, Inc. The Eric Edwards Collection 1360 Fulton St, 2nd Floor Brooklyn, NY 11216