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African American art past and present Teacher"s guide (Wilton art appreciation for African American studies) by Rose Casey

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Published by Reading & O"Reilly .
Written in English


  • African American art,
  • African American artists,
  • Art appreciation

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The Physical Object
FormatUnknown Binding
Number of Pages15
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL11449055M
ISBN 100924041978
ISBN 109780924041976

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African-American art is a broad term describing the visual arts of the American black community (African Americans).Influenced by various cultural traditions, including those of Africa, Europe and the Americas, traditional African-American art forms include the range of plastic arts, from basket weaving, pottery, and quilting to woodcarving and painting. BlackPast is dedicated to providing a global audience with reliable and accurate information on the history of African America and of people of African ancestry around the world. We aim to promote greater understanding through this knowledge to generate constructive change in our society. While African Americans have few traditions of giving material to museums, it is crucial that more of the black past make it into American cultural repositories. A good example is the Smithsonian, when the National Museum of American History wanted to mount an exhibition on slavery, it found it did not have any objects that described slavery.   Updated January More than a century and a half after Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, students in will continue a year tradition of studying African American history during February and returning to it as the term provides opportunities.(Also see “Debating Black History Month” below.) Historian Carter G. Woodson, along with colleagues at the .

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  African American history is about much more than chronicling a series of “firsts.” The time and place of a breakthrough reflects not only remarkable individual achievement but is itself an indication of the progress or lack of progress of black people in realizing the centuries-old intertwined goals of freedom, equality, and justice.   The book includes portraits of past and present activists, photographs of Black Lives Matter demonstrations and meetings, and texts by Ms. Bright, Alicia Garza, Deborah Willis, Kiche Griffin Author: Maurice Berger. “This important study is the first to confront head-on the avoidance of the visual that has plagued black studies in the United States. The Art of History opens the often hermetic world of black visual culture to a much broader realm in which questions central to contemporary feminism, black studies, and cultural theory are brought to bear.”—Judith Wilson, University of Ca/5(14).   African-American Art provides a major reassessment of the subject, setting the art in the context of the African-American experience. Here, Patton discusses folk and decorative arts such as ceramics, furniture, and quilts alongside fine art, sculptures, paintings, and photography during the s/5(2).