Don’t miss your last chance to visit the amazing African Masks: The Art of Disguise exhibition which closes this Sunday, February 13th. What makes the show so unique is that a number of the masks are displayed with the actual costumes they would have been worn with; how cool is that? It hits home the fact that these are “living” works of art–they are truly meant to transform the wearer into something or someone new.
To celebrate, our weekend family art-making activity (a.k.a. Studio Creations) for this month will be creating costumes. Come by any time between 1:00-3:30 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays–volunteers are on hand to assist you with your project. We have free Gallery Guides for you to take which will help you and your family explore the exhibition as well as the DMA’s collection of African art.
When you are finished in the galleries, come back to the Art Studio to make something based on your experience. We have instructions for making a few very basic costumes, but we encourage you to let your imagination run wild and to explore your own creativity!
And don’t forget about this Saturday’s African Masks Family Celebration from 11 a.m.-4:00 p.m. It will be a fun-filled day with storytelling, performances, art activities, and tours. The Dallas Zoo will be here for their Animal Adventure program with a menagerie of wonderful critters for you to see. Last but not least, kids can get their groove in the masks and costumes they make that day during our very special dance party! All programs are free with admission. Check our website at www.dallasmuseumofart.org/Family for more information.
Studio Creations is free with paid admission to the Museum. All supplies are provided.
Posted by: JC