K-12 Virtual Visit

Aaron Douglas, Building More Stately Mansions, 1944

Students will observe the painting’s visual elements alongside contextual information about Douglas, an influential artist of the Harlem Renaissance. Poems by Oliver Wendell Holmes and Langston Hughes are used to make literary connections to Building More Stately Mansions. Students are then prompted to work on an assignment to create an artwork with a contemporary message inspired by Aaron Douglas’s murals.


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