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African American Artists and Ancient Greek Myth: Teacher's Guide

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Language Arts And English +7 Age Levels Primary (5 to 8 years old), Elementary (9 to 12 years old), Middle School (13 to 15 years old)

This teacher's guide explores how myths transcend time and place through three modern paintings by African American artists, who reinterpret Ancient Greek myth to comment on the human experience. Collection includes three paintings and a lesson plan published by the Smithsonian American Art Museum, which includes background information on myths and artists, as well as activity ideas. Also includes a video about the artist Romare Bearden and his series 'Black Odyssey.' The video details his artistic process, the significance of storytelling in his art, and the lasting importance of 'Black Odyssey.'

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Enchanted Rider

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Elysian Fields

Smithsonian American Art Museum

The Return of Ulysses

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Romare Bearden: A Black Odyssey

Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service