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¡Carnaval! is coming to the Burke Museum this fall

August 1, 2011

The new academic year marks an exciting new exhibit at the UW Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture.

The global traditions of carnival season will be celebrated at the Burke this fall with the opening of the exhibit ¡Carnaval!The exhibit will highlight eight carnival celebrations from communities around Europe and the Americas including Mardi Gras in New Orleans. For local flavor, ¡Carnaval! will feature a unique art installation of full-sized Brazilian parade puppets created by Seattle Brazilian artists.

¡Carnaval! tells the story of these celebrations through the voices of the people who plan, create, and carry out the festivities every year. Images, video, costume pieces, and masks from their performances relate the history and culture of carnival while conveying the importance and function of community building through play.

Contacting the museum’s Education office in advance to schedule a time for your visit ensures that your class or group has access to the resources they need for a quality learning experience.

The Museum is open from 10 am to 5 pm every day. Admission is free with UW ID.

Please call burked if you would like more information on class visits or tours.


Karin Moughamer
Campus Outreach Coordinator
Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture
University of Washington, Box 353010
Seattle, WA 98195
Tel: 206-616-9621 | Fax: 206-616-1274

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