149 Module 2 Art and Race Forum 1

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Research the artists in this Module, and discuss their work. Include specific thoughts about specific works, and the philosophy behind their art.

Be original in your posts by not repeating material already posted. Include your thoughts, and feelings, along with specific references to your research.

Here is a starting list, but you can add more by researching the topic online. Here is a wonderful new website:

National Museum of African American History and Culture


Here is just one of the thousand works in the Museum’s Collection. It is by one of the great american painters who happens to be African American:

Henry Ossawa Tanner 19th Century artist of faith


Kerry James Marshall  


Chris Ofili        “Holy Virgin Mary”


Crossing Cultures, the artwork of Kehinde Wiley 

Read     African Influences in Modern Art    


Scott Tyler  “The proper Way to Display the American Flag”     http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/ct-dread-scott-us-flag-lecture-ent-0215-20160212-column.html    

Kara Walker            “Marvelous Sugar Baby”   


Romare Bearden      Modern Painter


Jacob Lawrence     “The Great Migration”

Gordon Parks           Photographer_Poet                   https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/270141

The Artists in           “The Harlem Renaissance”       https://www.loc.gov/rr/program/bib/harlem/harlem.html

Velasquez                   Portrait of Juan de Pareja       https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/437869


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