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Masks: Around the World

E&I Program: 
Art To Go
Discipline(s): 
Grade level : 
2 to 6
Publication Date: 
2000
Author: 
Mary C. Woodward

This presentation looks at how masks are made, but more importantly, why, as they reveal their role in religious ceremonies, cultural instruction and for entertainment.  Masks from Native America, Japan, Indonesia, Africa and Europe are compared and contrasted as is how society uses masks today.