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A&E.A: Aesthetic Puzzle

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Bryce M Downing (bmd)
Tue, 18 Nov 1997 18:46:35 -0700 (MST)

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For our lesson sequence, we developed an aesthetic puzzle. The
artworks involved are Yaqui dance ceremony masks. The masks are meant to
represent ideas and characters in the Yaqui ceremonies. Here is the

The Yaqui people create various masks to use in dance ceremonies.
Does this make the masks works of art? If so, how? If not, why?
If you make a mask to wear for a performance in a play, is this mask
art? Why or why not?

As always, your comments and suggestions are welcome. Any advice or
help would be much appreciated.

Bryce Downing, Lindsay Crelman, Belia Camacho and Anel Castro

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