My Art History and Its Meaning class toured Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic at the Brooklyn Museum last week. After viewing the exhibition we posed for a group portrait under one of Wiley’s paintings. We assumed poses inspired by works in the exhibition, which were, in turn, based on historic paintings and sculptures. By appropriating the poses, my students directly entered into this portraiture lineage!
In last week’s session on “Embodiment and the Classroom,” I briefly spoke about the lifelong importance of play after we had done two exercises that incorporated elements of play. Play is often used in K-12 education, yet often goes unconsidered and neglected in higher education. However, the benefits of play are not limited to those under the age of 18. I just came across this article by philosopher Stephen T. Asma