Special Exhibition Learning Tools
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● Understand the roles of patron and artist in creating a work of art.
● Explore how art has been used to “sell” a message through time.
● Analyze the circumstances surrounding the commission and creation of Diego Rivera’s
Detroit Industry murals and the messages that they communicate
● Become familiar with literary devices as they are used by authors to develop personal
voice and style and the elements of art and principles of design as used by artists to
express style and develop narrative within works of art.
● Understand that art can be “read” similarly to written accounts of creative nonfiction.
● Identify examples of art that demonstrate the variety of ways artists use the elements of
art and principles of design to tell a story in both the exhibition and permanent collection.
● Demonstrate their new understanding of the parallels between literary devices, elements
of art, and principles of design through a writing assignment inspired by a work of art.
● Explore how historical events can add meaning to a work of art.
● Discuss how art can reflect the artist’s views and the time in which it was created.
● Analyze the circumstances surrounding the creation of Diego Rivera’s Detroit Industry murals and how they relate to the historical environment of Detroit in the 1930s.
● Explore what identity means to them and how the world around them informs the way they construct that identity.
●Identify works of art in Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo in Detroit that are examples of the artists communicating ideas about their identity and exploring the role that place plays in their construction of identity.
● Discover works of art in areas of the permanent collection that link identity and place.
● Revise their thinking about what makes up one’s identity, why and how identity might change over time, and understand the learning process that took place during their exploration of identity.
Saturday, April 18, 2015
12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Marvin & Betty Danto Lecture Hall
Saturday, May 09, 2015 – Sunday, May 10, 2015
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