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Children Explore Sub-Saharan African Culture at Museum

An enthusiastic group of pre-K students from Hofstra’s Diane Lindner Goldberg Child Care Institute had the opportunity to explore cultures across western and central Africa at the Hofstra University Museum exhibition AFRICA: Sub-Saharan Diversity at Emily Lowe Gallery on February 19.

After listening to a story about Anansi, a character from African folklore, and viewing a wide selection of carved masks, weapons, sculptures, jewelry and textiles, the children had the opportunity to make their own masks, which they proudly wore and brought back with them to their classrooms at the Joan and Arnold Saltzman Community Services Center.

According to Karen T. Albert, Associate Director of Exhibitions and Collections, the themes of AFRICA: Sub-Saharan Diversity are “protection,” “prestige,” and “masquerade.” Fore more information about the exhibition call (516) 463-5672.  AFRICA: Sub-Saharan Diversity will be on display through August 12, 2016, and admission is free and open to the public.

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