Virtual Field Trip: A New View of Black History

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Event Details

Through the colorful, rhythmic paintings of William H. Johnson (1901-1970), students explore the lifestyles, struggles, and spirituality of African-Americans in our country in the early twentieth century. Johnson's life and works will be discussed within the context of the historical period known as the Harlem Renaissance. Students will discuss Johnson's prints from the Carter's collection and his prints and paintings from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, which were exhibited at the Carter in spring 2007. A special component of the program will take students behind the scenes at the Carter to observe conservation work on one of Johnson's fragile works on paper.

JCPL's virtual field trips allow you to visit far off places, see artistic masterpieces, experience live performances, go behind the scenes and get up close and personal all without leaving Jessamine County.

Using High Definition videoconferencing technology, participants are able to interact  live with presenters at hundreds of content providers around the world.  Virtual field trips provide the opportunity for patrons to experience the history and appreciation of visual and performing arts, explore the sciences, learn about history and more.

All ages are welcome and no registration is required.  Children ten and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Event Type(s): All Ages
Age Group(s): K-5th grade, Grades 6-9, Grades 9-12, Seniors
Presenter: Amon Carter Museum of American Art
Kate Irwin
(859) 885-3523 ext. 240