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Wednesday, April 29, 2015
This workshop for teachers will focus on works of art from and inspired by cultures in southeastern Nigeria and western Cameroon through two exhibitions currently on view, Ukara: Ritual Cloth of the Ekpe Secret Society and Auto-Graphics: Works by Victor Ekpuk. It will begin with an overview and introduction to the two exhibitions. Museum educators will lead teachers through a series of activities that explore ways the works of art connect to the curriculum and demonstrate how students will learn in the galleries. Teachers will also have an opportunity to brainstorm curricular connections to the exhibitions. A range of resources will be shared, and participants will leave with all of the materials and information that they need to connect the exhibition with the curriculum.
Ukara: Ritual Cloth of the Ekpe Secret Society examines the ukara cloth made for this multiethnic all-male association. It explores the longstanding cultural practice the cloth represents and the artistic process of its creation. The cloth is made of plain cotton that is transformed into a ritual object when nsibidi, ideographic symbols, are inscribed onto it through indigo dyeing. The exhibition Auto-Graphics: Works by Victor Ekpuk features the work of this Nigerian-born contemporary artist. Ekpuk’s fascination with nsibidi during his years as an undergraduate student in Nigeria led to his broader explorations of drawing as writing, and to the invention of his own fluid letterforms. This exhibition includes his drawings, prints, and collages, as well as a large-scale wall drawing done on site.
Participation in this workshop is limited to twenty-five. The cost of the workshop is $35 per person, and it is recommended for five contact hours toward recertification. Pre-registration is required by Friday, April, 24, 2015.
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