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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
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
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>
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
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
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
Dawoud Bey presents photographs from his recent book Class Pictures: Portraits of American Teenagers and discusses his work with David Travis, chair of the Department of Photography.
Audio Lecture: Dawoud Bey
This painting depicts the dignified, Chicago-based artist Archibald Motley, Jr. The traditional composition and lively colors that hint of his future Bronzeville paintings offer a glimpse into the...
Artwork and Artist Information: <em>Self-Portrait</em> by Archibald Motley, Jr.
In Nightlife, Archibald Motley uses both color and composition to convey a sense of energy and high spririts. The tilted perspective and overlapping limbs convey a sense of constriction and...
Artwork and Artist Information: <em>Nightlife</em> by Archibald Motley, Jr.
Based on an interactive and educational exhibition on view at the Art Institute of Chicago from 2003–2007; this manual explores the museum's diverse collection through eleven works that relate to the...
Teacher Manual: Faces, Places, &amp; Inner Spaces

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