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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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Stamping Ground, 1971, Romare Bearden, American; paper collage with graphite on board.

DIA At Home | Family Art Project: Neighborhood Collage

Creating a piece of art from smaller pieces of paper, fabric, or other objects is known as collage. American artist Romare Bearden, developed his unique approach to collage in the 1960s, as seen in his 1971 "Stamping Ground."
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