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Storytelling Issue Date: 09-18-2011

Cool Spots imageLooking Closely: Art That Tells a Story, www.echospace.org/asset_files/0000/0071/echo07_int_art.swf, helps you uncover the real deal behind works of art. Look closely. A piece of art can tell about an event, illustrate themes, secure traditions, reveal histories and inspire new art. Click on one of the works, such as the Maui Wall Hanging, Buffalo Robe, Chilkat Blanket or others, to discover the hidden meanings. Ask yourself the questions posted next to each work and see if you can figure out the messages for yourself. Share this one with your art teacher.

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In the Eye of the Beholder Issue Date: 08-21-2011

Cool Spots imageBeauty Surrounds Us, www.nmai.si.edu/exhibitions/beauty_surrounds_us/english, will introduce you to significant pieces of art that celebrate native cultures while pleasing the eye. Many natives created everyday items that were functional and appealing. Begin with Communication Through Sound where musical instruments such as shells, flutes and drums are waiting for your discovery. You can also look at clothing created for children to reflect their identity and protect them. Browse through Tools of Existence to discover how beauty and function go hand-in-hand.

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BeMused and Confused! Issue Date: 07-31-2011

Cool Spots imageLet your learning excitement take over at BeMused, http://bemused.bmag
. This site, featuring the Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery, wants you to be an active participant in your next museum experience. Do you like to make your own art? Submit your best work at the Gallery. You can also watch some great videos on cool topics such as poetry and dance. Move on over to Activities if you want to play games and take quizzes to test your knowledge. Remember to participate: Your education is your responsibility.

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The Circle of Life Issue Date: 07-17-2011

Cool Spots imageCycles: African Life Through Art, www.imamuseum.org/interactives/cycles, welcomes those interested in how different cultures interpret human existence. Many African cultures see the stages of life as a circle from birth to eventual rebirth. Click on Begin to enter this beautiful art exhibit showing ritual and decorative objects from all over Africa. Choose from Youth, Adulthood, Leadership and Ancestors to browse through selections such as the Divination Tapper and the Male Ancestor Figure. Explore these amazing peoples and their traditions.

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Artistry in Animals Issue Date: 07-03-2011

Cool Spots imageArtful Animals, http://africa.si.edu/exhibits/animals/intro.html, welcomes you to explore art featuring some cool creatures that call Africa home. You will find a wide array of works, from rock representations and modern media creations. Click on The Animals to choose where you want to begin. Snakes features geometric patterns showcased on bowls and masks. You might also find it interesting that Warthog helmet masks are used to keep a village safe from harmful spiritual forces. Regardless of the animal you pick, you will find out something new!

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