1. Discuss lifestyle of West Africans 100 years ago.
2. Discuss why we wear masks today.
3. Introduce works from Guinea, Mali, Burkina Faso, and Nigeria.
Students will explore the imagery and symbolism of African masks.
Students will learn why African artists use animals in some of their masks and how those masks are used in African ceremonies.
Students will learn how African masks are similar to and different from contemporary American masks.
Students will explore the many roles that masks play in African culture.