Post-Visit: Masks Magic & Mirrors
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Key Questions

What can we learn about ourselves and other people, cultures, and times from the way faces in art objects are presented or disguised?

Objective/Goals/Learning Outcomes

Students should be able to:
Experience the creation of original artworks based on their museum observations
Understand the symbolic symmetrical connection between masks and the creator or wearer
Make informed judgements on the part the artworks played in the practical and spiritual aspects of the culture


bark cloth | clay pigments | disguise | helmet masks | motif
rattan | representation | static | symbol | symmetrical | taboo


I want to make high art that is funny, outrageous and also reveals the human condition, which is not always high.
Robert Arneson

The aim off art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.

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