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Artist Motivations: Kara Walker

Gaining insight into an artist’s process and motivation helps strengthen visual literacy, and helps us view artwork critically and in greater depth beyond an initial reaction. Watch this video that …

Many Forms of Art: New Genres

Painting with hair and sculpting with televisions – view more about how artists Janine Antoni and Nam June Paik use surprising materials and methods for making their art.

Many Forms of Art

In this video we are introduced to artists creating work to express ideas and emotions in a wide variety of media. View more works from Willie Cole and Yayoi Kusama. …

Form, Content, Context

Visual literacy gives us a vocabulary for engaging with works of art in terms of the form, context, and content of artwork, and is important as it helps us gain …

Using Sculpture to Heighten the Experiential

Three examples of non-traditional commemorative monuments are Stolperstein, Sto te nema, and the National Memorial for Peace and Justice. Stolperstein consists of over 1200 site-specific commemorations of victims of the …

Creative Visual Identity: Jay Campbell

In this video, Melanie Manos and Jay Campbell discuss how they determined the need to use visual identity to connect with the community and how their focus on the visual …

Giving Visibility to Women’s Contributions

This video examined the creative problem-solving process centered on the challenge: “how do you visualize an absence?” Read a basic definition of historical erasure or learn more about the augmented …

Participatory Art: Suzanne Lacy

Suzanne Lacy creates public actions and live community participatory performance that call out political and legal systems for overlooking and obstructing women’s health, safety and voices. She’s an artist who …

Lens-based Activism: Shirin Neshat

Iranian artist Shirin Neshat’s works use images and text to explore gender dynamics and cultural identities. View more about Shirin Neshat.

Humor and Activism: Guerrilla Girls

The Guerrilla Girls are feminist activist artists who publicly expose gender and ethnic bias in the art world using pop culture aesthetics and advertising formats. They wear guerrilla masks for …