Masks as Traditions

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Masks as Traditions

Ages 9 - 12


Vacation Program

  • Tuesday, April 16, 2019
  • 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Designed for ages 9 to 12
  • By Andrew Sargent, Site Historian & Lead Educator

Masks are the face of culture.

Every culture has produced masks. But each mask tells a distinct story. Some carry the power of divinities. Some remember ancestors. Some identify stage traditions. Some amuse. We have asked our Apprentices to study masks that someone in their family might have created or worn.

Japan: a mask in the Noh Theatre tradition.
Puerto Rico: a demon mask with Spanish and African ancestors.
Israel: a stone mask for ancient rituals
Benin: a mask to honor ancestors
• Then construct an elegant stand to display your treasures.

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