Among the great religious festivals of Asia, the ceremonies of Mongolia stand unsurpassed in the splendor of their visual imagery and their dramatic expressiveness. Dancing Demons: Ceremonial Masks of Mongolia presents spectacular examples of masks, costumes, and paraphernalia used in these ceremonies.
The Asia Society exhibition is drawn from the larger exhibition
Dancing Demons of Mongolia presented at the Nieuwe Kerk Museum
in Amsterdam. The material on this Web site has been adapted from
the book Dancing Demons of Mongolia by Jan Fontein and other
Dancing Demons: Ceremonial Masks of Mongolia and related Mongolia programs are made possible by the Trust for Mutual Understanding, Frank and Lisina Hoch, John Guth, The Cynthia Hazen Polsky and Leon B. Polsky Fund, Kathryn and Ernest H. Frank, Eleanor Briggs, Susan Lynch, and Frederick W. Richmond.