Night at the museum
11/15/2018, 6 a.m.
It was “Love, Peace and Soul Saturday” last weekend at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and dozens of people enjoyed the evening of music, dancing and food as they wandered through the galleries perusing a wide variety of art. Legacy Band, above left, set the tone in the Atrium, where scores of people were dancing, while Clarence Basset of New Kent, left, looks at some of the 130 pieces in the newest exhibit, “Congo Masks: Masterpieces from Central Africa.”
Dating to the 17th century, the masks represent 11 distinct regional styles. Above, Chalsea Freeman of Chesapeake, left, and Shakeyla Bell of Chester pause at the entrance of the exhibition. The Congo exhibit will be on view through Feb. 24.