American Indians are part of the past, present, and future of the United States. Explore histories and cultures of some American Indians as depicted by both Native and non-Native artists. Discuss the influence of geography, tradition, and tribal affiliation on contemporary Indian artists. Videoconference presenters show American artworks from the museum’s collection using green screen. Through inquiry-based questions and discussion, presenters engage with participants as they explore artworks together.
After participation in this videoconference, your students will be better able to:
- Reflect upon and discuss the breadth and diversity of Native cultures;
- Understand the effect of encounters between American Indian and Euro-American groups;
- Understand the historical context of artworks by and about American Indians;
Use visual vocabulary to articulate observations and interpretations of artworks.
- Duration: 45-60 minutes
- Grades: 3-12
- Price: FREE (5 to 30 students)