Discussion Questions: Njideka Akunyili Crosby’s 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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