ERIC Number: ED374039
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Sharing Traditions: Five Black Artists in Nineteenth-Century America. Artists' Notebook and Study Guide.
McElroy, Guy C.
This document consists of two booklets from an educational packet to accompany the museum exhibition "Sharing Traditions: Five Black Artists in Nineteenth-Century America." One of the booklets is an artists' notebook containing biographical and archival information on artists Joshua Johnson, Robert Scott Duncanson, Edward Mitchell Bannister, Henry Ossawa Tanner, and sculptress Edmonia Lewis. The second booklet consists of reproductions originally included in the packet, a list of questions intended to stimulate classroom discussion, and a selected bibliography to guide interested students to additional reading. The resource material was developed to enhance student experience and may be used in the classroom for preparation before a tour or for review after a visit to the exhibit. The components were designed to heighten the students' perceptual awareness of the artists' paintings and sculpture and to encourage examination of the individual lives of the artist. They provide insights into the historical, social, and cultural context of being black, being an American, and being an artist in nineteenth century America. (DK)
Descriptors: Art Appreciation, Art History, Artists, Arts Centers, Black Achievement, Black History, Blacks, Curriculum Enrichment, Elementary Secondary Education, Multicultural Education, Museums
National Museum of American Art, SITES, 1100 Jefferson Drive SW, Suite 3146, Washington, DC 20560 (free).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Non-Print Media
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Museum of American Art, Washington, DC.