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Childhood Exhibit Opens

Tuesday, October 6

MOA’s new permanent exhibit, Childhood: Exploring Youth Culture around the World, opens.

MOA at Dark in the Park

Thursday, October 8
5:30pm – 8:00pm

Visit the Museum’s booth for a Day of the Dead craft at Historic Bethabara Park’s Dark in the Park.

Day of the Dead Excursion

Saturday, October 24
10:30am – 3:00pm

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The Hispanic League, the Museum of Anthropology at Wake Forest University and Sawtooth School collaborated to create this special outing celebrating the Day of the Dead. The excursion include a visit to the Museum of Anthropology for an educational presentation and guided tour of the exhibit Life After Death: The Day of the Dead in Mexico. The exhibit’s centerpiece, a traditional Mexican ofrenda or home altar, serves as the backdrop to teach participants about the celebration’s history, observances, and folk art. After an authentic Mexican meal at the Museum over the lunch hour, participants will move to Sawtooth School for a workshop where veteran mask maker Martina Moore will guide them through each step of the creative process to produce a Day of the Dead inspired mask. Participants will have the option of displaying their masks in the Museum of Anthropology’s exhibition through early December. The excursion is open to ages 14 and over. The fee is $50 per person ($40 for students). Visit for information and to register.

MOA at the Winston-Salem Symphony

Saturday, October 31

Visit the Museum’s booth in the lobby for a Day of the Dead craft before the Winston-Salem Symphony’s Discovery Concert for Kids: Halloween!

Gourd Art Workshop

Sunday, November 15
2:00pm – 4:00pm

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Gourds are a familiar sign of fall in North Carolina, but they have a variety of practical and artistic uses in different cultures around the world.  This workshop will present a number of different gourd uses and allow participants to create their own piece of gourd art.  Open to all ages.  The fee is $10 per gourd ($7 for MOA Friends).  Call 336.758.5282 or email to register.  Advanced registration is required.

MOA Closed for Thanksgiving

November 25 – 29

The Museum will be closed Wednesday, November 25 through Sunday, November 29 for Thanksgiving.