Curator Led Tours: Black Artists and the Art of Abstraction
Grades: 6 - 12

Video Description: Enjoy this exhibition showcasing five generations of black abstract artists working in the United States.

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

Quick Ideas for Using the Video:

  • For Discussion: Before viewing the video have students discuss their perspective on abstract art. What makes a piece of art “abstract?” Then view the video and discuss examples they see that meet and don’t meet their definition.
  • Activity Idea: Use the video in conjunction with your study of art history regarding abstract art, especially abstract art by artists of color.


*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.