Family Saturday: Narrative Flags

A horizontal flag made of stitched fabric depicts an alligator looking at three fish on a red background surrounded by a patchwork border.
Unrecorded Fante artist, Asafo flag, n.d., stitched fabric, 37 x 73 inches, Tang Teaching Museum collection, gift in memory of Claude Simard, 2017.36.17

Join us Saturday, March 2, at 2 pm, for Family Saturday: Narrative Flags! After viewing Asafo flags from the Tang collection, visitors will create their own narrative scene with colorful fabric and felt. Asafo or frankaa originate from the Fante states of Southern Ghana. The flags are used to assert power, ritual, community, strength, and friendship.

Family Saturday programs foster multigenerational creative cooperation through looking at artwork, discussing it, and engaging in a hands-on art-making activity. Programs run from 2-3:30 pm and include a tour of selected works. All programs are free and open to the public, and suitable for children age 5 and older, accompanied by their adult companions. No registration required; supplies provided on a first-come, first-served basis.

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