Gordon Parks: The New Tide, Early Work 1940-1950
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Gordon Parks: The New Tide, Early Work 1940-1950
Presented by: National Gallery of Art
How did Gordon Parks, a pioneering African American photographer, use his works of art to represent inequities and injustices in mid 20th century America? Students will explore how Parks addresses racism, poverty and economic inequality in his photographs. During four tour stops in the galleries students will engage in discussion, small group work and a writing activity inspired by Parks’s powerful images.
Date: 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14
Time: 10:30AM
Length of Event: 75 mins
Location: 6th and Constitution NW, Rotunda Building
Discipline: Humanities: Literary Arts, Humanities: Civics/ Social Studies, Visual Arts/ Photography/ Film
Curriculum Connections: English/ Language Arts, Diversity, History/Geography
Grades: 6th-12th
Ticket capacity 60 per date. (Please limit request to approximately 50 students per school, if possible so we can reach as many schools as possible. Smaller groups are easiest to accommodate in our transportation budget.)

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