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The Mukenga mask honors men important to the royal household. Its materials relate to rank, status, and leadership. The use of leopard and monkey fur, parrot feathers, and forms borrowed from the...
Artwork Resource Packet: <em>Mask (Mukenga)</em>
Learn how different elements of African masks represent the status and skills of the wearer. Includes discussion questions and an art-making activity. Introduction: Masks like...
Family Activity: Fantastic Animal Masks
Composed of elegant, flowing geometric shapes, this pair of sculptures combines animal forms to suggest human qualities. The elaborate mane and tall horns capture the antelope's graceful strength and...
Artwork and Artist Information: <em>Headdress (Ci Wara Kunw)</em>
This beaded crown is the most important symbol of royal power and authority for a Yoruba king. The crown's beaded veil serves to protect people from the king's gaze and hide his face. The king could...
Activity: Yoruba Crown (Ade)
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>
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
A Kalabari sculptor created this Ancestral Altar Screen as a memorial sculpture after the death of a trading house chief. It is one of many such screens made since the 19th century that...
Artwork Resource Packet: <em>Ancestral Altar Screen (Duein Fubara)</em>
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
Artist Rhonda Wheatley looks at the inspiration taken from paintings and sculpture by Cy Twombly, whose recent works will inaugurate the Modern Wing in May 2009.
Audio Lecture: Rhonda Wheatley Connects with Cy Twombly
Scholar Kathy Curnow, Cleveland State University, reviews Courtyard Intrigues: Jostling for Chiefly Power in the Art and Life of the Benin Kingdom in support of the special exhibition.
Audio Lecture: Courtyard Intrigues—Jostling for Chiefly Power in the Art and Life of the Benin Kingdom

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