I know what it feels like to grow up in a school which never touches on
your culture, I think it's the responsible thing to do.
I am half Mexican.I also look white.Not my sisters.My parents moved 2000
miles away from family so if I wanted to learn anything of Mexico
I had to ask my Mother or look it up. This is probably why I try to
incorporate a multi-cultural Art program.
If anyone would like some African lessons write back. However I'm not
copying my whole book.There were around 100 slides which I don't have
but I do have book references.
Thanks for the insight,
Collier Family wrote:
> Hi All,
> As an African, I find the trend to stop in Egypt as an example of
> African art strange.
> There is so much contemporary art in Africa that is valid, that not
> getting past Egypt seems such a shame.
> Here in Southern Africa we have a wealth to draw on;
> Ritual masks from Malawi
> Mural art of the Ndebele people
> Bead work of the Zulus
> Primitive pottery of the Zulus
> in a more modern vein;
> Gerard Bengu
> and many more.
> I think that stopping at Egyptian art and going no further is
> shortchanging your students.
> Some local artists I spoke to about this felt that Ancient Egypt is
> hardly representative.
> Just my two bits worth.
> Tracey in Durban, South Africa