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"Judith and Her Maidservant with the Head of Holofernes," 1523-1525, Artemisia Gentileschi, Italian; oil on canvas. Detroit Institute of Arts.

By Her Hand: Artemisia Gentileschi and Women Artists in Italy, 1500-1800

Art by Italian women artists between 1500-1800 prompts investigation of the intersection of artistic skill, gender, and power in the creation and viewing of these artworks.
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Micaiah Carter, Adeline in Barrettes, 2018

The New Black Vanguard, Grades 9-12

Students will learn how young, Black image-makers seize control of their representation to broaden the spectrum of Black experience in photography — complicating a limiting view of Blackness historically shaped by the white gaze. Students will also explore how to use art as a tool for revolution and change, and to challenge society's representation of beauty.
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Tyler Mitchell, Untitled (Hijab Couture), New York, 2019

The New Black Vanguard, Grades 6-8

Students will explore the idea that there are many forms of beauty found in people around the world. Students will discover that there is no such thing as "normal" and that "normal" is used as a control technique.
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Discourse Today

Scavenger Hunt of DIA African American Artworks

Celebrate African American art and artists with this self-guided scavenger hunt and accompanying collection of artworks that span three centuries.
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Russ Marshall (American, born 1940). The Ford Rouge Plant/Neighborhood from Fort St. Overpass, 1995 (printed 2005). Gelatin silver print; 10 × 15 5/16 in. Gift of the artist, 2012.177.

Photovoice Project | Russ Marshall: Detroit Photographs, 1958–2008

Through a variety of experiences, students reflect on the role of art in capturing parts of themselves, their communities, and society as a whole. Using an examination of 50 years of photographs by Russ Marshall as inspiration, students create their own Photovoice Project with the intention of capturing a slice of their lives in this moment in time
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