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MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.


Class Topic:



(Overview & big concepts)

Students understand the different ways people across cultures and time periods adorn themselves to show their status.

MFA Connections:

Ancient Nubian Horse necklace, Egyptian Amulets, Mesoamerica gold

Art-making activity:

Students create a necklace or bracelet using hand rolled paper beads.

Pre-tour group activity:

String of buttons

Follow-up activity:

Discuss and research how people today use adornments to show status or their role in society.