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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.

What Does My Mask Reveal?

Students will examine a variety of masks from different cultures around the world to identify the multiple purposes and meanings of masks, as well as the variety of materials that can be used to create masks. Prior to their trip to the MFA, students will view a different PowerPoint presentation featuring masks not on display at the MFA in order to start examining masks, while having the masks they see first-hand at the MFA be a new experience for them entirely. Following the MFA field trip, students will then view and discuss the masks contained in this collection plus photographs of the additional masks (images unavailable online) that they saw during their MFA field trip.

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Nora McDonald