'Celebrate Ancient Africa!'
"Celebrate Ancient Africa!" -- a series of special free family programs and presentations commemorating Black History Month -- will be held at the Oriental Institute Museum on Sunday afternoons in February.
The celebration will kick off with "Stories From Ancient Africa: Make Your Own Book," at 1 p.m. and again at 2:30 p.m. on Feb. 5. Storyteller Sebastien Berry will bring Africa to life by recounting ancient tales, and participants will then create their own books and bind them by machine. At 2 p.m. will be a screening of Africa: Different But Equal, a 50-minute film that depicts the arts and technology of early African civilizations.
Children and adults alike can learn about the ancient Egyptians and their art in "Draw Like an Egyptian," a hands-on program that will be held from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 12. Participants will draw, carve and paint an Egyptian-style relief carving to take home. At 2 p.m. will be a screening of the film Egypt: Gift of the Nile, which takes viewers through the temples and tombs of ancient Egypt.
Programs coming up later in the month include "African Earth: Make a Clay Pot" on Feb. 19 and "That's Entertainment!" on Feb. 26. For more information on these programs, see the Feb. 16 issue of the Chronicle.
All programs are free and open to the public. No reservations are required. For more information, call 702-9507.