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Yorùbá artist. Egúngún Masquerade Dance Costume (paka egúngún), circa 1920–48. Lekewọgbẹ compound, Ògbómọ̀ṣọ́, Ọ̀yọ́ State, Nigeria. Cotton, wool, wood, silk, synthetic textiles (including viscose rayon and acetate), indigo dye, and aluminum, 58 x 7 x 70 in. (147.32 x 17.78 x 177.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum; Gift of Sam Hilu, 1998.125. (Photo: Brooklyn Museum)

Teacher Workshop: One Work, Many Stories

Thursday, June 6, 2019

9 am–12:30 pm

Meet in the Education Studios, 1st Floor

Explore interdisciplinary methods for teaching from works of art in this Chancellor’s Day teacher professional development workshop. Learn about the rich history and contemporary practice of Yorùbá egúngún festivals and investigate a single egúngún masquerade costume in-depth in our special exhibition One: Egúngún. The workshop offers a range of entry points for guiding students through their study of West African art, including cultural context, material, process, and provenance, unfolding the many stories contained within a single artwork.

Registration is $45. Members receive 10% off. Not a Member? Join today!

Questions? Email us at teacher.services@brooklynmuseum.org.