Families to learn about African pottery at Anthropology Museum’s family day

The Wake Forest University Museum of Anthropology will host a family day program on March 2 that looks at the many uses of clay pots in traditional African cultures.

“More than Pots” begins at 2 p.m. with a special gallery tour of the current exhibit, “More than Masks: Daily Arts from the African Continent.” Museum volunteer Bertha Roundtree will read stories that reveal how pots are important in daily and ceremonial life. Participants can appreciate the beauty of the pots while learning about their function and symbolic importance. They can also find out why some pots were considered magical. Museum staff will lead hands-on activities for children.

The program runs from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. The cost is $7 per family or $10 for a family of five or more. Pre-registration is recommended.

It is offered in conjunction with “More than Masks: Daily Arts from the African Continent,” which runs through Aug. 3. The exhibit showcases ceramics, containers and headrests from various African cultures, including the Zulu, Tuareg and Bamileke.

Admission to the museum is free. Museum hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Museum of Anthropology is located behind Kentner Stadium on the Wake Forest University campus. For information or to register, call 336-758-5282, e-mail moa@nullwfu.edu or check the museum website: http://www.wfu.edu/MOA

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