Immerse yourself in a multi-sensorial experience. Whirling Return of the Ancestors celebrates the Yorùbá tradition of honoring the departed with arts and actions. Dazzling masquerade ensembles and diverse contemporary art (film, paintings, photographs, sculptures, textile assemblages) will transport you to an African cultural world … and otherworldly spirits. Cost: Free

 opening Reception Thursday, January 25, 2018, 5 – 7 pm.

· March 7, 2018: Lecture-demo about African American Second-Line funeral processions in New Orleans

· April 5-8, 2018: Performances by a troupe of Egúngún masqueraders, singers, and drummers from Ọ̀yọ́tunji Village, South Carolina, who will give workshops at UW-Madison, the Madison Children’s Museum, and a Madison public school

· April 6-7, 2018: Two-day Symposium on the theme Honoring Ancestors in Africa: Arts and Actions


  • Occurs Thursday, January 25th, 2018 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm


Ruth Davis Design Gallery, Nancy Nicholas Hall