Teaching history through art

I recently had the privilege to take a small group of students to the latest exhibit at the New Art Center, just outside of Boston. This Larger Truth: Transformation and Identity Then and Now, is the cumulative work of five Boston based artists with artwork from the 1970s to now. The theme of the show, ” — investigates the legacies of the Boston busing crisis and race relations.” The conversation that was generated with the middle schoolers was exceptional and really helped broaden their idea of the messages art can convey. The exhibit also brought the history of race inequality to a stark reality I know the students weren’t expecting.

This Larger Truth: Transformation and Identity Then and Now is on show until March 24th.

“To Catch a Fool”, Marlon Forrester

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