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Additional Info: FREE
Max. Capacity: 30
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Sam Gilliam was born in 1933 in Tupelo, Mississippi and like many African Americans during the Great Migration, he moved to Washington DC where he lived during the Civil Rights Movement. While not an official member of the Black Arts Movement, Gilliam infused Black consciousness into his artwork in his own way, inspired by his contemporaries. This tour introduces students to improvisation in both jazz and visual art through the exhibition Sam Gilliam: Selections on view at The Ringling. We will closely examine three works of art from the exhibition while listening to jazz music. Students will discuss both the historical context for these works of art as well as analyze the technical elements of improvisation and spontaneity.
SS.7.C.2.3, SS.912.A.7.6, VA.68.S.1.3, VA.912.S.1.3, MU.68.C.1.2, MU.68.H.1.4, MU.68.H.2.1, MU.912.C.1.2, MU.912.H.1.4, MU.912.H.2.1