A new art exhibit is now on display in the MPA art gallery, as seventh grade and Upper School artists present four projects in celebration of Black History Month.
The artworks are inspired by classroom reflections about African-American presence throughout American history and contemporary times and intended to spark further conversation about the contribution of African-Americans to society and art.
The Tea Party
An installation honoring African-American presence throughout American history and contemporary times. The names of symbolic guests appear on the table, written by seventh grade and Upper School students. The table setup (pictured above) was created by Ceramics students, with party hosts created by Painting & Drawing students.
The African-American Experience
Visual narratives by seventh grade students, inspired by the works of Kara Walker.
Clay bass relief sculptures of inspirational African-Americans by Intro to Art students, with a poster by Advanced Art students.
A list of African-American artists from the 19th century to the present, installed by Advanced Art students.