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Mystery and Benevolence

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Masonic and Odd Fellows Folk Art

Exhibition Overview

Mystery and Benevolence

Exhibition Type
Art
Area Size
200 to 500 sqm
Designed For
Museums and Galleries
Availability
2020
2021
2022
2023
2024
2025
2026
2027
Hiring Fee

For a 3-month rental excl. transport, installation, insurance:
More than Unspecified €
Additional information: Please inquire

This hiring fee is set for the following exhibition format:
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Core Experience
Panels and graphics
Original collection
Exhibition Partners
Organized by American Folk Art Museum, New York

Description

Curious and captivating, the nearly two hundred carvings, sculptures, textiles, and regalia revealed in Mystery and Benevolence bring to light the histories, symbolism, and values of the Freemasons and the Independent Order of the Odd Fellows—two fraternal brotherhoods with deep roots in American history. Through arcane and alluring artifacts such as grave markers, serpent-headed staffs, richly embroidered textiles, and ceremonial regalia, Mystery and Benevolence transports us to the “golden age” of American secret societies, when folk art and decorative art were brought together to confer a sense of legacy, status, and belonging in a newly established country.

Although we may know the mission and values of the Freemasons and Odd Fellows, we still find ourselves asking, “Why were they created, and why do they endure?” The enigmatic objects on view assume a profound and affecting sincerity, even as their highly-charged imagery fascinates, puzzles, and compels.

Collections

Sculptures
Decorative objects

General Information

Created In
2019
Available Package Options
Turnkey
Technical Requirements
High security
More Details About Technical Requirements
Number of Works: 175 objects
Approximate size: 4,000 - 5,000 square feet
Security: High
Shipping: IA&A makes all arrangements; exhibitors pay outgoing shipping costs within the contiguous U.S.
Booking Period: 12 weeks
Languages
English

Venues

Past and Future Venues
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September – December 2021

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January – April 2022

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May – August 2022

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September – December 2022

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January – April 2023

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May – August 2023

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September – December 2023

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January – April 2024

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May – August 2024

*All tour dates can be customized to meet your scheduling needs. Please inquire for more information.

Extra Info

Highlights
Other
Highlights Details
Mystery and Benevolence is one of three exhibitions organized in partnership with the American Folk Art Museum, New York.
Exhibition Add-Ons
Media kit

Exhibition Type

This is an exhibition listing

Hiring Fee (3-month rental excl. transport, installation, insurance)

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