Multicultural Videos

Each of thse multicultural videos documents an artist's life, dreams, and emotions, paying special attention to emotional aspects of creative art. You get a feeling for how the artists work and live, and why they choose to do what they do.

Each video is approximately 30 minutes.

Betye and Alison Saar: Conjure Women of the Arts — This video examines the personal and artistic relationship between the two artists. Originality and enthusiasm make this video wonderful.

Faith Ringgold: The Last Story Quilt — Share an insider's look on how an African-American woman, through patience, perseverance and education fulfilled this dream of becoming an artist.

Jacob Lawrence: The Glory of Expression — One of America's great living painters. Emphasis is placed on the epic narratives he painted about the struggles of the African-American people.

Romare Bearden: Visual Jazz — Bearden created collages and paintings in which he aimed to "redefine the image of man" in terms of an African-American experience.

Note — We regret that we cannot give refunds on videotapes, CD-ROMs, or DVDs. All sales are final. In the event of a defective cartridge or disc, we will replace it with an identical one.

Conjure Women of the Arts, DVD
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Conjure Women of the Arts, DVD
The Last Story Quilt, DVD
The Glory of Expression, DVD
Visual Jazz, DVD

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pdf document

Download pdf lesson plans for some of these videos. Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to view.

 

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