Rashid Johnson, Triple Consciousness, 2009.

Teacher Workshop: Constructing Identity

November 2, 2013
Kemper Art Museum & Saint Louis Art Museum

The Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum collaborates with the Saint Louis Art Museum to explore how identity is constructed through both personal and collective experiences. Featuring the Kemper Art Museum exhibition Rashid Johnson: Message to Our Folks as a starting point, teachers will investigate Johnson's use of photography, painting, sculpture, and video to challenge entrenched ways of thinking about race, culture, and history. These hands-on activities will continue at the Saint Louis Art Museum where participants will consider additional works by contemporary African-American artists. Through gallery discussions, art making, and writing exercises, participants will examine how themes such as representation, multiculturalism, individuality, and globalism are played out every day in their classrooms.

This workshop is free to area teachers; space is limited and registration is required.

Registration is now open via the Saint Louis Art Museum at

Image credit

Rashid Johnson, Triple Consciousness, 2009. Black soap, wax, vinyl in album cover, shea butter, plant, and brass, 48 3/4 x 97 1/2 x 6 1/4". Collection of Dr. Daniel S. Berger, Chicago. Photo by Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago.