Expressing Identity through Masks
Many people submitted masks to the Autry’s Collecting Community History Initiative (CCHI): The West During COVID-19. The museum highlighted the diversity of the masks across the West on the Autry Collecting Community History Initiative blog. Each facemask offers glimpses into how individuals are expressing their identities even during the pandemic.
Complete one, two, or all the following activities:
- Analyze. Choose one of the masks from the Autry’s Collecting Community History Initiative: Masks. Complete the Autry Object Analysis Activity.
- Describe. Write a journal entry about “What Facemask shows your identity?” Include how the color, design, material, and/or shape show your identity in your journal entry.
- Create. Make a mask that shows your identity. Write a label for your mask using the Autry Label Writing handout for grades 6-12.
If you would like to share your work, please submit it to the Autry's Collecting Community History Initiative: The West During COVID-19. https://autry.formstack.com/forms/collecting_community_history_initiative
We will be highlighting some of these different objects, images, and experiences on our blog, The Autry Files. In the case of photographs of physical objects, please note that—at some point in the future—we may get in touch with you to see if you would be interested in donating the objects to our collections!
Educational Programs at the Autry are sponsored by:
PHYLLIS H. BARBATO • MOLLY AND NEAL H. BROCKMEYER • FRANK H. COUNTNER AND SUSAN L. COUNTNER • DWIGHT STUART YOUTH FUND • EDISON INTERNATIONAL • DAVID F. EISENBERG • GEORGINA-FREDRICK CHILDREN’S FOUNDATION • THE KENNETH T. AND EILEEN L. NORRIS FOUNDATION • MAX H. GLUCK FOUNDATION • CHRISTY AND STEVE MCAVOY • ANN C. RONUS AND ROBERT E. RONUS • THE STEINMETZ FOUNDATION • VIRGINIA F. STEVENSON • UNION BANK • U.S. BANK