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Evolution of Nigerian Music

This journal discusses the time period of how Nigerian music has evolved due to cultural changes. Within the journal you will listen and be able to see how the music has evolved and how Nigerian musicians use different types of instruments to attract a variety of audiences. 

Destiny Enwerem

Evolution of Makeup in the Black Community

This is my African Diaspora class Online Journal Project. I discuss the evolution of black women in the beauty industry from 1970's until present day.

Shaiye McNeal

Beauty and Truth: The Dust Bowl

This collection explores Alexandre Hogue's 1933 painting Dust Bowl through a global thinking routine called "Beauty and Truth." Supporting materials help build historical and scientific context.

“Some may feel that in these paintings . . . I may have chosen an unpleasant subject, but after all the [drought] is most unpleasant. To record its beautiful moments without its tragedy would be false indeed. At one and the same time the [drought] is beautiful in its effects and terrifying in its results. The former shows peace on the surface but the latter reveals tragedy underneath. Tragedy as I have used it is simply visual psychology, which is beautiful in a terrifying way.” -Alexandre Hogue

Phoebe Hillemann

#BecauseOfHerStory: Exploring Untold Stories through Portraiture and American Art

This collection features resources related to a November 22, 2019 session presented at the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) annual conference. 

Learn how American art and portraiture can bring diverse women’s stories into your classroom, connecting with themes you may already teach. Discover strategies for engaging your students in close looking and critical thinking across disciplines.  #SAAMTeach #NPGteach

RELATED WEBINAR SERIES (recordings available):

This project received support from the Smithsonian American Women’s History Initiative. To learn more, visit the Smithsonian American Women History Initiative website. #BecauseOfHerStory

Phoebe Hillemann

Discrimination of African American Hair

The purpose of this collection is to talk about the discrimination of African American hair. I will be explaining types of discrimination and how it has effected some people while in their work place, school and in their daily life. I also mention how some states have made laws to protect our people from these situations. 

kayla moore

Substance Abuse in Black Communities

This collection aims to provide examples of the effects that substance/ alcohol abuse has on those within the black community. This collection will be of images of art, music, television shows and poetry. I will explain the connection of these items I have chosen and explain why they connect to or impact the African American community and in turn is apart of our Diaspora

Layton Green, Holiday Heart, Meek Mill, J Cole, a poem called Famous

Mikalah Mack

H.G. Wells Time Machine- The symbolism of Machines

Machines are an important symbol in The Time Machine. The information in my collection is made up of 4 machines/modern technology of the past, and 4 machines/technology of the future. The information on the future is mostly about transportation, for example, future cars, planes, and travel in space. The information on artifacts of the past is about machines that were considered modern in new when they were invented. The Machines in the novel are in the Palace of Green Porcelain and they are falling apart, rusting, and old. It is hard to tell from what time periods they came from because the time traveler went so far into the future. The Machines in the museum could still be form far in the future from our point in time but in the past from where the time traveler is. They may also be from the past from our point in time. In the Time Machine, machines represent the hope the time traveler has that he might be able to go back in time. 

Caroline Fredey

Digital Collections Project

Masculinity in African Cultures

Joseph Washington

Exploring Korean Art at the Freer|Sackler

This Learning Lab contains introductory materials to help educators explore Korean art from Freer|Sackler collections with students.  It includes the following:

  • a founding history of Korean art collections at the Freer|Sackler
  • an illustrated timeline of Korea
  • a map of major ceramic production sites in Korea
  • images and information regarding rare Buddhist paintings from the Goryeo dynasty (935-1392)
  • definitions and examples of selected clay, decoration, glaze, pigment, and symbol types in Korean art
  • Freer Gallery of Art audio tour selections of Korean art
  • curator videos from Discovering Korea's Past: Interdisciplinary Connections Summer Institute for Educators held at the Freer|Sackler, Summer 2018
  • related educator resources from other museums
  • teacher-created lessons and Learning Lab Collections from Discovering Korea's Past: Interdisciplinary Connections Summer Institute for Educators held at the Freer|Sackler, Summer 2018

Tags: Korea, Goryeo, archaeology, art, celadon, ceramics, painting, symbols, Buddhism

Freer and Sackler Galleries

Investigating the Layers of a Korean Buddhist Sculpture

This Learning Lab Collection focuses on a single Buddhist object from Korea. Students will formulate questions about a Buddhist work of art from Korea using Project Zero's Layers Visible Thinking Routine.  They will investigate answers to their questions by researching the exhibition website and engaging with various interactives and digital resources provided.  

Tags:  Art; Buddhism; Korea; Project Zero; research; National Museum of Korea

About the exhibition:

Sacred Dedication:  A Korean Buddhist Masterpiece
September 21, 2019–March 22, 2020
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

A single object—a beautiful gilt wood sculpture of Gwaneum, the bodhisattva of compassion and the most popular deity in Korean Buddhism—is the focus of this loan exhibition from the National Museum of Korea. Carved in the late Goryeo period (918–1392), this crowned image is now known to be the oldest surviving gilded wood figure in an informal pose. Its posture, with one leg raised and the other lowered, is associated with the deity’s dwelling place, where he sits calmly on rocks above the crashing waves of the sea. The same subject in a similar pose was common in devotional paintings, such as the hanging scroll of Suwol Gwaneum bosal (Water-Moon Avalokiteshvara) now in the collection of the Freer Gallery.

Sacred texts and potent symbolic objects were sealed inside this hollow religious sculpture when it was first placed into worship in the thirteenth century. The practice of adding dedication material to a Buddhist sculpture during consecration ceremonies was believed to transform it into a living body. Recent research conducted by the National Museum of Korea provides new information about this rare sculpture, its hidden contents, and the special rituals that surrounded image consecration in Korea centuries ago.

We thank our colleagues at the National Museum of Korea for sharing their research and facilitating this exhibition.

Freer and Sackler Galleries

H.G. Wells: The Time Machine

Just like the lever in the novel Time Machine by H.G. Wells, these objects mean more than just simple tools.

Ivy Kang

African American LGBTQ community

This collection will emphasis on the commonalities that queer community have faced and it's progression. People of color have been a very influential part of the queer community. With leaders such as Phill Wilson, Marsha P. Johnson, and Tarek Ali. 

LGBTQ Leadership is very important because it allows us to achieve goals as a community. Leaders are able to inspire other individuals to strive for greatness. They act as advocate for a community and promotes the strength and growth of it. When talking about educating people on the LGBTQ community we must include the factors and strives that our leaders have made, HIV/AIDS awareness, and our own mental growth as a community. 

DeAuntae Corry

H.G. Wells The Time Traveler : Weapons

Weapons by Sean Gogolin

Sean Gogolin

Nicholas Gulla Time Machine Symbols of Defense

A collection of everyday items that could be used as a defense.

Nicholas Gulla

1890 and 2000

Dylan Stein

The Time Machine Project

Project: Machines- Owen Gilgun

Owen Gilgun


Colby Poskitt


Jordan Weinberg

Time Machine Symbol, Fire

Robert DiVincenzo
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