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Why only five, at what grade level, and why only dead European males ?????
What does it mean to "know" an artist ? Is it just exposure, or recall
of the name
or recognition of some of their work, or recognizing their style ?????
I teach Middle School, and I would not wish to limit exposure or
artists to so few. If the learning is around some activity the students enjoy
they will remember much more, it will provide meaning to hold the memory.
I for one introduce them to eight women artists from various cultures
day. Our tables are named after: Georgia O'Keeffe, Mary Cassett, Kathe Kollwitz,
Margaret Bourke-White, Maya Lin, Maria Martinez, Faith Ringgold, and
If they inquire as to why "all women", they seldom do", I explain that
we need to
do it for the next two thousand years to correct the misconceptions in
book that all famous artists are "dead white males."
My own way, Woody in KC
> I met yesterday with some area art teachers and the discussion turned to
> this topic: If your students were to leave your art class only knowing 5
> artists, which 5 would you consider the most important that they know?
> Which 5 would you be embarrassed if they did not know them? It is a
> rather thought provoking idea. We roughly decided upon DaVinci,
> Michaelangelo, Rembrandt, VanGogh, and Picasso. Do you agree or disagree
> with this list? If you were to take out one of them, which one? And who
> would you replace him with?
I'm from Kansas, where evolution is outlawed
and the monkeys are in charge of the schools
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