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Artist Rhonda Wheatley looks at the inspiration taken from paintings and sculpture by Cy Twombly, whose recent works will inaugurate the Modern Wing in May 2009.
Audio Lecture: Rhonda Wheatley Connects with Cy Twombly
Adepeju Layiwola, professor at University of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria, expands on her entry in the landmark exhibition catalogue Benin Kings and Rituals: Court Arts from Nigeria. In her lecture...
Audio Lecture: Edo Art and the Reconstruction of Memory
American Art and Culture: Curriculum Resource Guide presents twenty-five works of art from the collections of the Art Institute. The works are divided chronologically and thematically, but works in...
Teacher Manual: American Art and Culture
See how portraits, like this daguerrotype of abolitionist Frederick Douglass, capture a person's appearance and...
Family Activity: Frame Your Portrait
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
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
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.
A brief essay focusing on Chicago artist Kerry James Marshall's Many Mansions. Includes discussion questions and classroom activity suggestions.
Artwork and Artist Information: <em>Many Mansions</em> by Kerry James Marshall
A brief essay focusing on Alma Thomas's Starry Night and the Astronauts. Includes discussion questions and classroom activity suggestions.
Artwork and Artist Information: <em>Starry Night and the Astronauts</em> by Alma Thomas
A brief essay focusing on Aaron Douglas and his painting Aspects of Negro Life: The Negro in an African Setting. Includes discussion questions and classroom activity suggestions.
Artwork and Artist Information: <em>Study for Aspects of Negro Life: The Negro in an African Setting</em> by Aaron Douglas
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