This month The Metropolitan Museum of Art announces the forthcoming release of The Art of Africa: A Resource for Educators, the latest in its continuing series of resources for educators. The resource was written by Christa Clarke, curator of Africa, the Americas, and the Pacific at the Newark Museum.
The rich and diverse artistic heritage of sub-Saharan Africa is presented in forty traditional works inthe Metropolitan's collection. Included are a brief introduction and history of the continent, an explanation of the role of visual expression in Africa, descriptions of the form and function of the works, lesson plans, class activities, map, bibliography, and glossary. -- Publisher's notice
Publications include a variety of illustrations and descriptions of selected works of art, historical and cultural background, classroom applications in the form of lesson plans and activities, and other useful material. Each publication in this series represents just one part of a packaged set that also includes slides, additional activity components, and a CD-ROM.
The publication of this resource for educators is made possible by Mr. and Mrs. Marvin H. Schein.
To purchase a complete set, order by phone (800) 662-3397 or visit The Met Store. One complimentary copy of each resource is available to every New York City public school upon request. Please call (212) 288-7733 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Copies will be available as soon as the resource kit is in stock.