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Freedom Delayed is Freedom Denied Examining Melvin Edwards' "Route des Esclave" In Honor of Juneteenth

Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. This day marks the moment when news of emancipation reached enslaved people in the State of Texas a full two-and-a-half years after the Emancipation Proclamation. At this moment in U.S. history, when the nation is beginning to significantly examine…

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Ogden Museum Online Lessons For the Classroom: Angola | Melvin Edwards 5-12 Grades

Español abajo.  This activity introduces students to a dynamic living African American artist who uses found objects and traditional blacksmithing techniques to create high and low relief sculptures. Students will learn about the significance of the artist’s travels to Africa and how his time living and working there has influenced his artwork. Students will create…

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O-riginal Art Activities: Paper Chain Installation Inspired by Melvin Edwards

Español abajo Create a chain installation symbolizing strength. Melvin Edwards is known for his dense, metal assemblages that honor the connection between African and African American art. Edward’s great-great-great grandfather was a West African blacksmith and the African continent has, in his words, “always been there for me in one way or another.” Blacksmithing is…

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O-riginal Art Activities: 3D Assemblage Inspired by Melvin Edwards

Español abajo Inspired by Melvin Edwards’ metal work, build an aluminum assemblage. Melvin Edwards is known for his dense, metal assemblages that honor the connection between African and African American art. Edward’s great-great-great grandfather was a West African blacksmith and the African continent has, in his words, “always been there for me in one way…

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