Masks

1950s

Masks

Era: 

  • 1933 - 1968
  • Heinrich greets Mrs. Nathan Phillips, the Mayor's wife

    The Director greets Mrs. Nathan Phillips, wife of the Mayor

  • Harold Turner at "Masks" reception

    Harold Turner, Board Chair, greets a guest. The man staring at you is Director of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology, Carleton Coon, a lender to the show.

The opening gala for the 1959 exhibition "Masks: the Many Faces of Man" was great fun. Museum design staff provided some spectacular examples, but the guests rose to the occasion as well.

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