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Faces and Masks at The Met

Posted on January 25, 2018

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Last week, second graders enjoyed a "Faces and Masks" tour at The Met, as part of their masks unit in art. Each homeroom was taken by their own museum educator to view masks from around the world, and the boys drew one of the masks on view from observation, with a pencil and paper provided by the museum. This visit will inspire the boys' own masks creations, which they will construct from natural, recycled materials in art class. "Many of the boys were inspired by 'The Whale Transformation Mask' from British Colombia and want to make a headdress, in a similar style," notes teacher Melanie Fidler. The masks unit touches upon construction and attachment techniques the boys learned during their Guggenheim art experience last fall.

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