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Modern and Contemporary Art
Consider how artists convey personality in nonfigural portraits and the relationship between visual and verbal expression by looking at a painting by Charles Demuth in the Museum's Modern and Contemporary galleries and through a portrait-making activity in the classroom.
Contemporary artist El Anatsui draws upon diverse sources of information and inspiration to create his art. Explore how his artistic choices convey meaning and collaborate with others to express your interpretations through poetry.
Use viewing questions and a debate activity to investigate the relationship between art and community values, techniques artists use to convey ideas, and strategies for interpreting an American painting in the Museum's Modern and Contemporary galleries.
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