Age Group: Middle School
Assigned Gallery #: Gallery 177
Title: Human Animal hybrids
How are animals and humans combined in different cultures and time periods?
What characteristics & powers do human animal hybrids have?
What animal powers would you want to have?
Project: add animal features to our faces by making masks.
We’re going to look at objects 1 and 2 for the practice tour
1991.1072 - Mask (Kepong or Ges); Papua New Guinea (New Ireland); 19th century Fiber, wood, pigment
1989.312 - Ganesha with Consorts; Surasena(?), Eastern Rajasthan, India’ early 11th century; sandstone
Mask (gitenga), Western Pende Region, Democratic Republic of the Congo, mid 20th century, Rattan, vegetable fiber, turco feathers, pigment (this is a promised gift so no accession number. See video)
29.139 - John Singer Sargent, Sketch for Chiron and Achilles, 1922-24, oil and graphite on canvas
Instructor Tour Routes
Emily - 1, 2, 3, 4 - DCL
Julianna - 4, 3, 2, 1 - WS
Fold and cut out animal aspects from railroad board (ears, horn, beak)
Use glue dots to attach to mask
Decorate with feathers and crayons - draw fur/feather texture
Railroad board, glue dots, paper, crayons, mask template, hole punch, mask elastic, feathers, pipe cleaners, twistee wire
Touchable masks for tour