Resources tagged African American

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A brief essay focusing on Henry Ossawa Tanner and his work entitled The Two Disciples at the Tomb. Includes discussion questions and classroom activity suggestions.
Artwork and Artist Information: <em>The Two Disciples at the Tomb</em> by Henry Ossawa Tanner
Excerpted from the teacher manual Telling Images: Stories in Art this chapter focuses on the painting Train Station by Walter Ellison. Includes information about the artist,...
Artwork and Artist Information: <em>Train Station</em> by Walter Ellison
A brief essay focusing on Hale Woodruff and his painting Twilight. Includes discussion questions and classroom activity suggestions.
Artwork and Artist Information: <em>Twilight</em> by Hale Woodruff
Charles Wilbert White depicted the dignity of rural labor with two powerful figures. The contours of scythe, hat brims, and forearms echo the curves of the horizon and clouds, portraying these...
Artwork Resource Packet: <em>Harvest Talk</em> by Charles White
In Many Mansions, our eyes are first drawn to the sign above the colorful flower garden, announcing the eight towers of Chicago 's Stateway Gardens projects seen in the distance. Kerry James...
Artwork Resource Packet: <em>Many Mansions</em> by Kerry James Marshall
This painting depicts the dignified, Chicago-based artist Archibald J. Motley, Jr. The traditional composition and lively colors that hint of his future Bronzeville paintings offer a glimpse into the...
Artwork Resource Packet: <em>Self-Portrait</em> by Archibald J. Motley, Jr.
This abstract painting evokes the excitement of the first space flights in the 1960s and 1970s. Inspired by the Apollo missions, Thomas's thickly painted patches of vivid color against a white ground...
Artwork Resource Packet: <em>Starry Night and the Astronauts</em> by Alma Thomas
The image represents the long-awaited return of Odysseus, which is the climax of the epic poem the Odyssey by Greek poet Homer. Romare Howard Bearden's use of collage gives a modern look to this...
Artwork Resource Packet: <em>The Return of Odysseus (Homage to Pintoricchio and Benin)</em> by Romare Bearden
Walter Ellison portrayed a train station in his native Georgia and commented on the racial climate in the United States in the 1930s. White Southerners board trains for vacation destinations, while...
Artwork Resource Packet: <em>Train Station</em> by Walter Ellison
As part of our American Perspectives season, distinguished literary scholar and Stanford professor Arnold Rampersad explores the relation ship between jazz and the work of Langston Hughes and Ralph...
Audio Lecture: Arnold Rampersad on Ralph Ellison
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