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Program Flyer: L'Art de L'Afrique

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Content Provider   Cleveland Museum of Art  2007-08, 2008-09 Honorable Mention, 2009-10, 2010-11 Honorable Mention, 2011-12, 2012-13
Contact Information   Dale Hilton
dhilton@clevelandart.org
11150 East Boulevard
Cleveland, OH  44106
United States
Phone: (216) 707-2491
Fax: (216) 421-9277
Program Type   Individual Program
Program Rating      based on 17 evaluation(s).
Target Audience   Education: Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Maximum Number of Participants   30
Minimum Number of Participants   1
Primary Disciplines   Fine Arts, Foreign/World Languages, Language Arts/English, Social Studies/History
Program Description   Former French colonies in Africa have a rich and complex history. Explore the traditional arts of selected countries such as Mali, The Democratic Republic of Congo and The Cote d'Ivoire in this lesson suitable for any class studying African culture and/or French.
OPTIONAL: French language presentation. Please specify if French language presentation is requested.
Program Format   1. Mention former French colonies such as Mali, Democratic Republic of Congo and Ivory Coast which are home to peoples such as the Baule, Senufo and Bwa.
2. Discuss the uses and cultural significance of selected sculpture from the museum’s collection.
3. Introduce idea that many African objects are meant to be seen in motion and show short video of the Bush Cow masquerade.
4. Introduce Baule gold ornaments as objects of portable wealth.
5. Discuss the nature of symbolism in African and American objects.
Objectives   Students will learn and understand that the Cote d’Ivoire is just one region of the continent of Africa, and it is composed of many nations that have their own traditions and spiritual practices.
Students will understand that the styles, materials, techniques, and functions of the works of art these nations create also vary, even within a single region, as we discuss the people who inhabit this region, and the objects they create.
By studying the works of art, students will learn that even though these objects are
beautiful, they also have important social functions. The objects may attest to the social status of the wearer and may be used in ceremonial rituals.
National/Common Core Standards to which this program aligns   All programs are aligned with the National Education Standards, Ohio Department of Education Academic Standards, and New York State Learning Standards.
Program Length   45-60 minutes
By Request   This program is available by request ONLY
Program Cost   By Request Cost: $135.00
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Program Fee Notes   * Optional French language presentation available on request - program fee for French language presentation is $165.
* All payments must be made within 30 days of registration.
* Purchase orders are due within 10 days of registration
* Bulk discounts available *(discount not available for foreign language presentation)*
* Multi-point discounts available
Cancellation Policy   Programs are non-refundable, however cancellations due to technical difficulties, school closings, or those received 48 hours in advance may be rescheduled for no additional charge. Rescheduling is subject to availability.
Is recording allowed?   No
Program Delivery Mode(s)   Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)
Minimum Technology Specifications for sites connecting to this provider   Sites can connect to the CMA directly via IP - all other connections (ISDN, IHETS, Vision Athena) must be bridged.

Schools are required to dial into the CMA. Please state connection speed on registration form. CMA can connect from 384 kbps up to 3 mbps speed.

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