Highlights from the Event

The National Museum of African American History and Culture is debuting a digital, interactive program designed to engage students in hands-on art making and conversations about African American artists and different genres of visual art.

The first session will be on June 24, 2020 at 12 PM EDT. The topic will be Landscapes with Early Nineteenth-Century Painter Grafton Tyler Brown. Each week will feature a different artwork and artist--stay tuned to our web page for more upcoming session details!

Led by NMAAHC educators, each session will focus on a unique visual art piece and encourage discussion around a central question. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in a hand-on art project using household materials. This program is designed to be fluid and conversational. It welcomes students from grades 6-12. 

Program Goals

  • Introduce students to influential African American artists and their unique approaches to art making
  • Engage students in close looking exercises for visual art
  • Inspire curiosity about different genres of art and artists' techniques
  • Provide kinesthetic learning opportunities and cultivate creative expression
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