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Wake libraries, art museum team up for free programs this month

Posted 10:45 a.m. Thursday

The N.C. Museum of Art and Wake County Public Libraries are collaborating on a series of pop-up events that weave together reading and books with the museum's newly expanded African Art gallery.

The N.C. Museum of Art and Wake County Public Libraries are collaborating on a series of pop-up events that weave together reading and books with the museum's newly expanded African Art gallery.

The series, which runs this month, is designed for grade schoolers and takes place in the county's regional libraries. A teaching artist from the art museum will visit all seven regional libraries in August to offer pop-up art programs that focus on African weaving. Children will be able to see, hear and touch as they learn and then create a paper weaving art project to take home, according to the description.

Youth services managers with the library also picked out books by award-winning African-American children's authors and illustrators to feature as part of the program.

The African Art gallery expansion, which is three times bigger than the previous space, opened this summer. The new gallery features the museum's growing African collection, which spans 16 centuries.

The African Art sessions began this week and are scheduled Friday, Aug. 22 and Aug. 25. Registration, which is requested, is still open for these free events. Wake County Public Libraries' website has more information.

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