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African Masks

from Cleveland Museum of Art

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Learn why African artists use animals as points of reference in mask making and how masks are used in ceremonies. Students compare the differences and similarities between African and American masks in terms of materials, and roles in life and seasonal cycles.

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Cost

By Request: $145.00
By Request Premium: $130.00


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Length

45-60 minutes


Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 2, 3, 4, 5, Adult Learners

Minimum participants:

1

Maximum participants:

30


Primary Disciplines

Social Studies/History, Fine Arts, Language Arts/English


Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)
Zoom



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Provider's 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.

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Cleveland Museum of Art

Cleveland, OH
United States

Distance Learning at The Cleveland Museum of Art allows classes to connect with the CMA and enrich their studies of history, language arts, science, math and the visual arts through our collection of art and artifacts from around the world. Through live, interactive videoconferencing, students participate in conversations with museum educators that are two-way and fully interactive. Programs are designed for grades K-12 and are aligned with ODE academic standards.

Contact:
Diane Cizek
DLBooking@clevelandart.org
2167072468

Program Details

Format

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.
4. View brief video of village festival with mask made by the Bwa people.
5. Passport activity and Q&A throughout lesson.

Objectives

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.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

All programs are aligned with the National Education Standards, Ohio Department of Education Academic Standards, and New York State Learning Standards.