Discussion Questions: Kehinde Wiley’s Alexander the Great

Kehinde Wiley, Alexander the Great, 2005; collection SFMOMA, gift of Byron R. Meyer; © Kehinde Wiley

  1. Does anything you see happening in this work of art remind you of another story you know? If so, what story are you reminded of? What, in the work, reminded you of that story?
  2. If you were retelling the story of this work of art, what would you call it? Why?
  3. Take a look at the title. Does knowing the title change your understanding of this work? How?
  4. If this work is the artist’s half of a conversation with you, what would you say back to the artist?

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