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African Masks

Artist Maude Alexander shows some of the African masks in her collection and talks about how African masks are more than aesthetic artifacts. They are functional implements of the many cultures of the African continent. Then, she takes students to Kente International, a store in Louisville, Kentucky that sells art and clothing from Africa, including an extensive collection of masks.

Classroom activities and discussion questions available on PBS LearningMedia.

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