Museum-Visit: Masks Magic & Mirrors
Museum-Visit Activities: #1 | #2 | #3

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:
Identify a particular artwork and describe it using meaningful vocabulary
Recognize how aspects of the artist's culture influence the materials and construction of the artwork, including its symmetrical connections


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


"I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way,,,things I had no words for."
— Georgia O'Keeffe

"Culture is something that evolves out of the simple, enduring elements of everyday life; elements most truthfully expressed in the folk arts and crafts of a nation."
— Thor Hansen

"Every great work of art has two faces, one toward its own time and one toward the future, toward eternity."
— Daniel Barenboim

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