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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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"'71 Barracuda Front End Facelift Concept," 1968, Donald Hood, American; crayon, gouache, ink, felt marker, prismacolor, pastel on vellum. Collection of Robert L. Edwards and Julie Hyde-Edwards.

From Idea to Production: Transportation Design

Through a variety of experiences, students will be able to develop an understanding of Transportation Design and the Design Thinking Process.
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"'61 Pontiac Catalina vs. Aerodynamic Streamlined Sedan," 1959, William Porter, American; prismacolor on vellum. Collection of Bill and Patsy Porter.

Think Like an Engineer

In this STEAM lesson, students are immersed in a world of Transportation Design as they use the Design Thinking Process to create their own vehicle prototype out of everyday materials.
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Korean. Pillow with Lions, 12th–13th century. Stoneware with slip and celadon glaze, 4 3/4 × 9 1/2 × 3 inches. Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase, New Endowment Fund, and Benson and Edith Ford Fund. 80.39

Lessons From Asian Art: Time (and Place) Will Tell

Through classroom and museum experiences, high school students will be able to compare and contrast the roles of a variety of three-dimensional objects from Japanese, Chinese, and Korean cultures.
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