Summer has unofficially begun and we are amazed at how quickly it arrived. If you're looking for some creative places to explore with your friends and family during the summer (or anytime of the year), then make sure to visit the art museums/galleries at the universities/colleges in your local area.
Recently, we were fortunate to visit the Black America Portraits Exhibit at Spelman College and it was spectacular. It was wonderful to see original works of art by some of the artists featured on our website. Moreover the exhibit reminded us of how important art galleries are at HBCUs (or Historically Black Colleges & Universities) and the local community they exist in. These museums provide a great place for visitors to learn about and explore black culture in positive, meaningful ways. Here are three ways that art museums at HBCUs enhance their local community:
1. They Commemorate Important Holidays
HBCU museums are a great place to celebrate important cultural milestones that are integral to the Black experience, such as Juneteenth, Kwanzaa and Black History Month. Visiting them during these important days can enhance your celebration activities.
2. You Can Meet Interesting People
HBCU art museums also serve as important social spaces in the African-American community. The museum staff and faculty often provide meaningful programs and discussions throughout the year in order to create an environment for learning,
3. You Can Engage in Creative Experiences
HBCU art museums often curate interactive exhibitions which are both stimulating and engaging, allowing students to learn about African-American history and culture in an interactive, multimedia way. Through these exhibitions, visitors gain insight into Black history and learn about influential prolific artists who may have been overlooked within traditional art institutions.
Do you have a local museum or gallery that you enjoy visiting? Tell us about it by commenting below.
Children in Art
Hello family and friends. How is 2023 going so far for you? It has been extremely busy for us. We're excited about the new creative products that are in development for our online catalog. These products will continue to help you upgrade your creative space. In developing these products, we also realized how much we enjoy works of art that feature children at play.
Playtime is such a vital part of a healthy regimen for young learners. Keep reading to discover some fantastic depictions of children enjoying playtime along with ideas on how to use them as sources of inspiration.
Inspired by Alma Thomas’ Untitled Abstract paintings, this lesson is a great way to help young artists develop fine motor skills. While this lesson was designed for young artists in preschool and primary grades, it can be tailored to use with older artists. Visit www.artforthecreativesoul.com to find more art lessons, resources and tips.
This Resource Includes:
· Lesson Prep/Tips
· Rainbow Shapes Collage Art Lesson (with step-by-step photos)
Celebrate great women artists with our Alma Thomas Portrait Art Print by Alicia L. McDaniel. You can print this PDF formatted portrait art on your personal printer or take it to a print shop to print a different size. Explore our website to find more art education resources featuring Alma Thomas.
This Art Resource Includes:
· Artist Biographical Info
· Alma Thomas Portrait Art Print (Total Print Size, including border, is 8.5” x 11”)
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