"Shimomura Crossing the Delaware" by Roger Shimomura
This topical collection includes a painting, "Shimomura Crossing the Delaware," by Roger Shimomura, an American artist of Japanese descent, with a National Portrait Gallery "Portrait Spotlight" containing background information and suggested questions for the classroom. Also included are a blog post and video interview of the artist about themes of identity in his work.
Teachers and students may use this collection as a springboard for classroom discussions about Shimomura and his artworks and for further research. Also included are Smithsonian Learning Lab collections with teaching strategies from National Portrait Gallery educator, Briana White.
Keywords: Asian American, painter, Washington Crossing the Delaware, Claim, Support, Question, Compare and Contrast, Seattle
This Smithsonian Learning Lab collection received Federal support from the Asian Pacific American Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center.