Students are introduced to the Armenian Genocide and the concept of identity through the artwork of Arshile Gorsky, an Armenian American artist and refugee.
Students use works by visual artist Glenn Ligon and writer Zora Neale Hurston to examine questions about their own identity.
"Students explore the artwork of a young man imprisoned in the Theresienstadt ghetto and consider the value of creative expression as a means to cope with oppression. "
Students examine the artwork in a young woman’s diary in order to consider the diverse ways people expressed fears and documented life during the Holocaust.
Students analyze a painting by Holocaust survivor Samuel Bak and reflect on how art can be used to remember and revisit experiences.
Students analyze a self-portrait by Holocaust survivor Samuel Bak and reflect on how art can be used as a tool to understanding historical moments.