A Documentary Passion

Documentaries from History

Students will analyze photographs and construct stories about the images.
Artist(s): Dorothea Lange

A Personal Narrative

Variations on a Theme

Students create personal narratives around the themes of their lives.
Artist(s): Joan Brown

Self and Society: Tracing Identity

Frida Kahlo: A Woman Situated between Two Worlds

Students discuss how Kahlo's art expresses her feelings about her country, and record their ideas in a podcast.
Artist(s): Frida Kahlo

Shifting Perspectives

Looking Back to Move Forward: History Project

Kerry James Marshall, Kara Walker, Glenn Ligon, and Sargent Johnson use their own histories as source material for their work, revealing a "missing perspective". Re-tell, re-shape, and re-imagine a historical narrative of your own.
Artist(s): Sargent Johnson, Glenn Ligon, Kerry James Marshall, Kara Walker

Transforming the Everyday

Researching and Labeling Objects

Students will research everyday items that interest them and present their findings in the format of a museum object label.
Artist(s): Betye Saar, Edward Weston