Simone Leigh, Cupboard IX, 2019. Stoneware, raffia, and steel armature, 78 × 60 × 80 inches (198.1 × 152.4 × 203.2 cm). Acquired through the generosity of Bridgitt and Bruce Evans and Fotene Demoulas and Tom Coté. Courtesy the artist. © Simone Leigh
In collaboration with Boston Public Schools, join ICA educators for a preview of key works, themes, and classroom connections found in Simone Leigh, opening at the ICA this spring. One of the most influential artists working today, Leigh recently represented the United States at the 59th Venice Biennale—the oldest international art exhibition of its kind—with her sculptural works referencing artistic processes and materials from across the African diaspora. This online event is geared towards Boston Public Schools teachers, particularly those who work with 10th and 11th graders. In addition to learning more about the upcoming exhibition, teachers will also learn about valuable resources, including a bus transportation fund for BPS high schools.
Non-BPS teachers may participate.
This initiative has been organized in partnership with Amy Wedge and Anthony Beatrice from the BPS Arts Department and Angela Hedley-Mitchell from the BPS History and Social Studies Department.