Join the Putnam Museum and Science Center’s Curator of History and Anthropology Christina Kastell for as she introduces the exhibition Faces of the Past, offered in conjunction with For America: 200 Years of Painting from the National Academy of Design. Faces of the Past is an original Putnam exhibit that explores portraiture around the world and across time as a reflection of self-identity, popular culture, mythology, and ritual.
Throughout the world, people see themselves in different ways. Cultures demonstrate how they view themselves through artwork. Whether depicted solely with human features, a blend of human and animal characteristics or something completely supernatural, the masks, wood carvings and pottery in the exhibit characterize a great deal about the cultures that made them. Putnam visitors can expect to see faces representing 20 countries and 35 cultures including a Pre-Columbian face jug, Japanese Noh and Kyogen theater masks, dance masks from Africa and more.
Registrants will receive a Zoom link two hours prior to the program.
Free admission and programs for Thursdays at the Figge sponsored by Chris and Mary Rayburn