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Contact Information
Diane Cizek
11150 East Boulevard
Cleveland, OH  44106
Phone: (216) 707-2468
Program Title
L'Art de L'Afrique
Program Type
Individual Program
Program Rating
   based on 19 evaluation(s).
Target Audience
Education: Grade(s) 9, 10, 11, 12
Maximum Number of Participants
Minimum Number of Participants
Primary Disciplines
Social Studies/History, Fine Arts, Foreign/World Languages, Language Arts/English
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.
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.
State/Regional Standards to which this program aligns
Program Length
45-60 minutes
Program Cost
By Request: $145.00
By Request Premium: $130.00
Program Fee Notes
* Optional French language presentation available on request - program fee for French language presentation is $175.

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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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Program Delivery Mode(s)
Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)

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