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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.

TRANSFORMATION (10/31 a.m. & 11/21 p.m.)


Class Topic:



(Overview & big concepts)

How do clothes, costumes, and masks work to transform people into gods, royals, different personalities and more? Join us as we explore costumes, textiles, and masks in the collection.

MFA Connections:

Possible MFA exhibitions/artists include: Hollywood Glamour: Fashion and Jewelry from the Silver Screen, African Masks, Egyptian Galleries,

Art-making activity:

Transformative Masks

Pre-tour group activity:

Hands-On: African Masks

Follow-up activity:

Keep an eye out for uniforms of all kinds (clothing that workers often need to use to identify themselves or prepare themselves for their work). What do these clothes tell you about the jobs these people do? What clues are in the clothes that tell you that?


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