Highlights of the MFA Available daily, every 15 minutes starting at 10 am A one-hour tour highlighting the Museum's rich and extensive collection…
The Museum offers self-guided and guided tour options of the Museum's collections, and guided tours for special exhibitions. To avoid crowds, we suggest that you visit during the weekday during afternoon hours.
NARRATOR: This mask is different from every other mask in this gallery… because it would have been worn and performed by a woman. Female masking performances are rare in Africa. The Sowei mask plays an important role in the all-female Sande Society. This society is a lifelong network of women among the Vai, Mende and neighboring peoples in present-day Sierra Leone.