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EDU BLOG
Our summer intern Ella takes a dive into the larger visual novel Nancy Friedemann-Sánchez is creating. Her Casta Paintings on view in Pinturas de Casta and the Construction of American Identity is Chapter 6 of Mestiza Dos Veces. Check out the rest of this blog post to learn more about this impressive look at an overlooked American experience.
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Our summer intern Dionah took time to reflect on the connective themes between the to current exhibitions, Kukuli Velarde: CORPUS and Nancy Friedemann-Sánchez: Pinturas de Casta and the Construction of American Identity. While the artworks in these exhibitions are visually very different, Dionah shares how both artists use honesty to discover other parts of the world and the effect on attempting to diminish one’s past brings about a stronger and longer fight for preservation.
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CORPUS is comprised of ceramic and fabric works that encourage reflection on the meaning of survival in the face of colonialism. Fifteen ceramic sculptures, each with matching tapestries, are presented in a symbolic representation of the annual Corpus Christi festival in Cusco, Perú. The sculptures reference indigenous pre-Columbian forms and iconographies in a visual representation of syncretic aesthetic, cultural, and religious traditions. In this blog post, our summer intern Matty shares specific examples of this visual blend.
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Kukuli Velarde's CORPUS is comprised of ceramic and fabric works that encourage reflection on the meaning of survival in the face of colonialism. Fifteen ceramic sculptures, each with matching tapestries, are presented in a symbolic representation of the annual Corpus Christi festival in Cusco, Perú. The sculptures reference indigenous pre-Columbian forms and iconographies in a visual representation of syncretic aesthetic, cultural, and religious traditions. In this blog post, summer intern Zola marks the annual Catholic Corpus Christi celebration referenced in CORPUS by joining the artist in asking exhibition viewers to consider the connection between cultural tourism and the expectation of displayed cultural authenticity?
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Browsing in the Library

Fri Jun 10, 2022
Our summer intern Katherine browsed around in our reference library in the galleries to find titles that reflect themes or aspects of the exhibition on view. Check out this post for a few books she discovered then come by the galleries to explore the library, and the exhibitions, for yourself!
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It's hard to believe that it has been five years since Rock Hill-based artist Tom Stanley's sgraffito paintings filled the Halsey Institute's galleries. In this post, summer intern Ella Mackinson shares an interesting project that Stanley was completing while also preparing for his exhibition here, Scratching the Surface. He was commissioned by the Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) to design a public art installation at the Tom Hunter Station for the Lynx Blueline rail line located on North Tryon Street.
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On our guided tours with classes for this exhibition we've been getting questions from students around the print making process. Our Education Coordinator EJ designed a great activity inspired by the Young Contemporaries 2022 exhibition. The best way to learn about an art making process is to dive in and get your hands dirty. It's Spring Break this week for Charleston County School District, so perhaps you can try this with the young learners in your circle? As with any art making, there is no age limit on participation, so let's get started!
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The annual juried student exhibition is a great opportunity to turn the discussions on our guided exhibition tours to the subjectivity of the jurying process with two activities: Value Judgement Cards and You be the Judge. The activities work best when you are in-person at the exhibition, but the main idea of the Value Judgement Cards can be carried through discussion around a collection of art pieces anywhere. You can try them out with the artwork and decorative pieces you have around your home. In this blog post, I’ll share how the two activities are used with our tour groups. You can do these activities with your own class or organization, or with friends and family.
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It is always very important to learn about the different cultures and languages around us. Dyani White Hawk's exhibition Hear Her is all about the experiences that Native Women go through. She highlights these experiences through video and photography. Her goal is to bring light to societies ignorance that they have on the people, culture, and language of those native to the land we live on. When walking through her exhibit it is important to want to learn more Native people. A good resource that highlights native history is the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian. They have created lesson plans geared towards learning more Native knowledge.
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Dyani White Hawk’s LISTEN series features two videos that show the women engaging with cultural activities, which creates a unique experience for the viewer along with the filming locations. As with all of White Hawk’s videography, the videos were filmed on the respective women’s tribal land or only part of what used to be part of the larger areas where their tribes lived before colonization. White Hawk focuses on the natural landscape of the lands as well as the constructions built on the lands.
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