LACMA @ Home - Provides Online Resources To Explore The Topic Of Social Justice
What is the relationship between art and social justice? How have American artists over the last 100 years used their work to speak out against injustices, advocate for change, and honor the lived experiences of marginalized communities? This course uses artworks in LACMA’s collection to encourage critical thinking about historical and contemporary social justice issues, and build confidence in integrating art into interdisciplinary lesson plans that inspire real-world connections and elevate student agency.
Watch: Life Model: Charles White and His Students
Created as a companion to Life Model: Charles White and His Students (2019), this short film shares the perspectives of artists who are former students of Charles White. For artists Kerry James Marshall, David Hammons, Ulysses Jenkins, and Richard Wyatt, among others, White represented a model for carving out a place in the racist art establishment.
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Read: Seeds Of Institutional Change
Andrew W. Mellon Undergraduate Curatorial Fellow Jabrea Patterson-West researched the origins of LACMA’s 1976 exhibition Two Centuries of Black American Art—one of the first comprehensive surveys of African American art—to understand how the museum’s institutional history and exhibition programming have evolved from LACMA’s opening in 1965 to today.