Discussion Questions: Njideka Akunyili Crosby’s Wedding Portrait

Artwork image, ​Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Wedding Portrait

Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Wedding Portrait, 2012; collection SFMOMA, purchase through a gift of Pamela Joyner in honor of Gary Garrels, Elise S. Haas Senior Curator of Painting and Sculpture; © Njideka Akunyili; photo: Don Ross

  1. Which object, shape, or color did you see first in this work of art? Why do you think it was the first thing you noticed?
  2. Does this work express an emotion? If yes, what emotion? What do you see that makes you say that?
  3. What can you tell from this piece about the story of the person who made it, or the time or place in which she lives?
  4. Take a look at the title. Does knowing the title change your understanding of the work? How?

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