Drawing inspiration from the Seattle Art Museum’s celebrated African collection, Disguise: Masks and Global African Art (opening June 18, 2015) is a groundbreaking exhibition that celebrates 21st-century evolutions of the mask and explores contemporary forms of disguise. In honor of this innovative collection SAM is throwing a party on June 19 featuring the creativity and beauty of African art, culture, music and dance during Night of Disguise. Six artists featured in this exhibition will be present at the celebration. “In this era of innovation, when digital culture is upending our visual framework, artists are reinventing form in an ever-expanding choice of mediums,” says Kimerly Rorschach, Illsley Ball Nordstrom Director and CEO. “With Disguise: Masks and Global African Art, the Seattle Art Museum’s important collection of masks has become a catalyst for artists, encouraging

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