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Explore the theme of travel and motion in art. The packet surveys the history of transportation: movement on land, water, and, ultimately, lifting off, soaring through the sky. Nine works of art from...
Teacher Manual: Art on the Move
Curator Sarah Kelly discusses self-taught artist Horace Pippin's layered paint technique and reviews primary sources that seem to have inspired his famous Cabin in the Cotton images.
Audio Lecture: Horace Pippin's <em>Cabin in the Cotton</em>
Stories shape our knowledge and understanding of the world we live in. Telling stories helps all of us to understand who we are and what we believe. For visual artists the challenge is to tell a...
Teacher Manual: Telling Images: Stories in Art
Click on the markers on the map below to see the contexts of various works of African-American art.
Map: African-American Art
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
Painter Joyce Owens grew up in a culturally diverse neighborhood; her strong African American roots were infused with Jewish culture. Responding to the secular theme of Marc Chagall's The Circus...
Audio Lecture: Artists Connect: Joyce Owens Connects with Marc Chagall
By participating in a variety show of literary readings, musical and dance performances, and an art exhibition, students will gain an appreciation of the cultural achievements of the Harlem...
Lesson Plan: 1920s Variety Show
On January 1, 1863, after the Civil War Battle of Anteitam, U.S. President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation. To gain an appreciation of the slavery issue in the Civil War,...
Lesson Plan: Freed from Slavery
Learn about an artwork made from found objects and construct one yourself. Includes an art-making activity. Introduction: Richard Hunt's...
Family Activity: Finding Art
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
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