Art with a Message: My Matriarchal Lineage
Grades: 6 - 12

Video Description: In “Feelings of Home: A Need to Simplify,” Hayveyah McGowan pays homage to her grandmothers’ legacies through painting, sculpture, and photography. McGowan used a wide variety of familiar and nostalgic materials to create a sacred space for contemplation filled with reverence and symbolism. Meet the artist as she takes you on a tour of the exhibition.

Type of Video: Tour*
Unique Video ID: AandA-MatriarchalLineage**

Quick Ideas for Using the Video:

  • For Discussion: What is student response to the art the see? Have each share a work that intrigued them and explain why.
  • Activity Idea: If students were to create a work of art for an exhibition titled “Feelings of Home: A Need to Simplify” what would they create?


*Tours take students to laboratories, studios, workspaces, museums and other diverse “in the field” and community locations related to the area of study.

**The unique Video ID can be used to quickly locate a single video in the ET collection. This search function is designed to let teachers assign students to watch a specific video and have only that video appear as a search result. Just click on Search and choose “By Video ID.” Then type in the Video ID as it appears above. Be sure to include the dash.