African Art reflection

African Art - The visit to the Museum of African Art was such an enlightening and eye opening experience Just the location of the building says so

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The visit to the Museum of African Art was such an enlightening and eye opening experience. Just the location of the building says so much about our history and heritage. The building looks so small from the outside and looks like it couldn’t hold much inside but once you get inside you realize that the museum’s size is in its depth. The levels descend into the lower levels revealing that sometimes one must look deeper than the outside of a person to really visualize the potential greatness within them. The first level help various old masks, headdresses and tools used by various African tribes and ethnic groups separated by dates within the 19 th and 20 th centuries. The masks and tools contained so much beauty and detail that my group of classmates and I were in awe of how much time must have been put into the craft of constructing such materials. This shows the importance of preserving artifacts like theses because it holds truths that expose that we as a race are hard-working and pay attention to detail. The masks varied
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This note was uploaded on 02/16/2011 for the course AFAM 200 taught by Professor Manuel-scott,w during the Fall '08 term at George Mason.

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