WOW! Family Day 2008: An African Celebration

If you didn't come to WOW! Family Day this past Sunday, you missed out on some cool performances, games, and activities exploring the museum's great collection of African art. Here are some photos from the day.
"Dr. J" took kids on a tour of Africa through storytelling, song, and dance (above, below).
UI student volunteers taught African games (below). Kids received "passports" (above) for their African journey and docents stamped them when they traveled to parts of the African collection (below).Visitors could watch clips from videos shot on location in Africa, and ask questions of UIMA docents (below). The UI Afro-Cuban Drum and Dance Ensemble performed to a crowded room (below).... ...and then they asked the audience to join in (below)!All-in-all, it was a great day! A big thanks goes to all the volunteers who helped out with the event, including the volunteers from the event's sponsor, US Bank ( a couple are pictured below) -- we couldn't have done it without you!

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