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Stories shape our knowledge and understanding of the world we live in. Telling stories helps all of us to understand who we are and what we believe. For visual artists the challenge is to tell a...
Teacher Manual: Telling Images: Stories in Art
Curator Kathleen Bickford Berzock traces the history of African Art at the museum from the 1920s to the present,
introducing the new installation opening spring 2011.
Audio Lecture: Changing Face, Changing Place—A History of African Art at the Art Institute of Chicago
The masks illustrated and discussed in this packet, all from the Art Institute collection, demonstrate the great variety of form content, and medium which characterize mask production in Africa. The...
Teacher Manual: Masks of Africa
Nii Quarcoopome, Detroit Institute of Art, highlighted selections of Asante and Ewe textiles in the Art Institute of Chicago collections. He was introduced by curator Kathleen Berzock.
Audio Lecture: Woven Traditions: Asante and Ewe Textiles
This Art Institute manual introduces teachers to the African gold trade, a selection of gold-producing cultures, and types of objects made out of the precious metal as it tells the history of the...
Teacher Manual: Gold of Africa
These brief essays focus on Grave Guardian Beast and Bwa Butterfly Mask. Includes discussion questions and classroom activity suggestions.
Artwork and Artist Information: <em>Grave Guardian Beast</em> and <em>Bwa Butterfly Mask</em>
Roslyn Walker, Dallas Museum of Art, examined the stunning work of Yoruba
carver Olowe of Ise (c. 1875-193) and his contemporaries.
Audio Lecture: Tradition and Innovation—Artist Olowe of Ise
Learn the importance of Kente cloth in the Asante tradition, and make a woven construction of your own. Includes discussion questions and an art-making activity. Introduction: Rulers in the...
Family Activity: Wrapped in Cloth
Examine a drum made in Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast) and make a drum of your own. Includes discussion questions and an art-making activity.
A Senufo artist from...
Family Activity: Beating to a Different Drum
Based on an interactive and educational exhibition on view at the Art Institute of Chicago from 2003–2007; this manual explores the museum's diverse collection through eleven works that relate to the...
Teacher Manual: Faces, Places, &amp; Inner Spaces

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