Theme Overview

Shifting Perspectives

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Throughout history, art has challenged our perceptions and definitions of truth and reality.

The artists featured in these activities create projects that blur the line between the real and the imagined, altering our sense of time and place. By studying these individuals and their work, students will have the opportunity to rethink how they see and interact with the world around them.

History of Photography

Students will research the history of photography as well as some of its most significant contributors.
Artist(s): Jeff Wall

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

Staging a Historic Event

Students research, restage, and photograph a historic event, bringing history to life.
Artist(s): Jeff Wall