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Thursday, April 24, 2014

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What's Happening At The Gantt

Open Easels

May 17 - Visual artists are invited sign up for an open easel and work from a live model. This is a great opportunity to meet other artists and have people see you at work! All artists are invited! Bring your own materials. Reserve your easel below!

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Question Bridge: Black Males

October 26, 2013 - June 15, 2014 - This exhibition has been extended through June 15, 2014. Question Bridge: Black Males is an exhibition that explores challenging issues within the black male community by instigating a transmedia conversation across the geographic, economic, generat...

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Event Details

  • Family First

Sankofa Circle - Come Look with Me: Discovering African-American Art for Children
September 7, 2013, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Location: Learning Center
Ages: Ages 8+
Costs: Free for members, free with museum admission
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Sankofa Circle, a workshop that brings exhibitions to life for our youngest visitors through storytelling and hands-on art activities. Participants are invited to use their critical thinking skills and imagination as our cultural history is revealed through the pages of picture books.

Discovering African American Art for Children by James Haywood Rolling Jr. (Author) - The artwork presented in this book is a small representation of a very remarkable effort by African Americans in the United States during the twentieth century. Children are invited to wake up with Romare Bearden’s "Morning", to explore and join in important ceremonies as revealed in Clementine Hunter's "Baptism", and to stroll along the busy sidewalk in front of Jacob Lawrence’s "Brownstones". Come as we explore the unique struggles of African American artists and their contribution to the culture of the United States.

Activity: Original Mixed Media Art Piece

As we explore the imprint of famous African American artists, we will create original mixed media art pieces to represent each individual’s style and creativity.

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