Native North American Homeschool Day at the Carlos
Friday, November 20, Noon
Rotunda, Level One
Homeschool students and parents are invited to participate in an exciting afternoon of exploration in Indigenous Beauty: Masterworks of American Indian Art from the Diker Collection. Museum docents will tour groups through the exhibition featuring works of art by tribes and First Nations from across the North American continent. In the exhibition, families will work with maps by artist Aaron Carapella (Cherokee), who, dissatisfied with the maps created by non-Native cartographers, made his own to reflect pre-contact cultures and Native place and tribe names. In the exhibition and in the studio, students will explore ledger paintings, a form of Plains Indian narrative art often depicting personal and group histories such as hunting and battle scenes. The term comes from the accounting ledger books that became a source for paper after the buffalo were wiped out and their hides were no longer available to Plains artists.
Students may explore a 13th-century gilt Buddha from Tibet in the museum's collection, and then explore a similar one, with the help of a Tibetan Buddhist monk, on the altar at Atlanta's Drepung Loseling Monastery. They can also study a sandstone image of the elephant-headed deity, Ganesha, and then witness a ritual that happens every Saturday morning at the Hindu Temple of Atlanta in which the deity is annointed with auspicious substances, dressed and ornaments, providing students with an understanding of how such sculptures function in a religious context.
Be sure to explore other engaging sections of Odyssey Online:
Odyssey Online: Greece, designed for elementary students
Odyssey Online: Ancient Americas, designed for upper elementary and middle school students.
The Michael C. Carlos Museum welcomes homeschool school groups to explore the Museum's collections and special exhibitions with members of the Museum's Docent Guild.
To schedule a guided tour, download the new Tour Reservation Request Form, which can be filled out and returned to the Museum by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by fax to 404-727-4292. After typing information into the form please click the SAVE button at the end of the form.
Once your tour request form is received, you will be contacted by Office of Educational Programs staff to confirm your tour. Your tour is not confirmed simply by submitting the request form, but only when you have received an email confirmation and invoice.