African Arts

Introduction to African Art

Self Guided Audio-visual Tour of the Yoruba Divination Bowl in the de Young collection.

Students use headphones to listen during this art tour and write down interesting things learned from the presentation.

Slide-Show of 3 African Art Pieces.

Students can make inferences and then read in depth information about three pieces from the de Young collection.

African Art Research Project

This library research unit will provide you the opportunity to explore the diversity of traditional African arts and then to focus in depth on a specific work of art and the group of people who produced it.  The following resources will help you in your exploration and investigation:

Digital Notes Template:  Make a copy and rename (African Art Research – Last Name).

Reference Works

LIBRARY Catalog (OPAC)

African Art               R/709.6

Art History               R/709

Art Encyclopedia     R/703

Browse:  960-969 (PMS Library owns books on over 50 ethnic groups and as well as regional surveys.)

Websites:

* ART *

National Museum of African Art: Explore the Collections (includes daily objects and musical instruments)
http://africa.si.edu/collections/objects/viewcollections/*

Copy & Paste following citation into NoodleTools. It is best to change “Various Art Forms” to the name of the art piece you are studying, i.e. “Earrings”.

Citation: “Various Art Forms.” National Museum of African Art. Smithsonian Institute, 2011. Web. 2 Nov. 2018. Replace with URL

Metropolitan Museum of Art *

Copy & Paste following citation into NoodleTools. It is best to change “Various Art Forms” to the name of the art piece you are studying, i.e. “Earrings”.

Citation: “Various Art Forms.” Metropolitan Museum of Art. Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2012. Web. 2 Nov. 2018. Replace with URL

**PEOPLE (Cultures) **

OPAC (Helpful search terms:  Africa* art*; masks; name of specific ethnic group or region)

Art and Life in Africa Online (Click on “Peoples” for information about specific ethnic groups.) https://africa.uima.uiowa.edu/ **

Copy & Paste following citation into NoodleTools. It is best to change “Various Cultural Groups” to the name of the culture you are studying, i.e. “Fulani”.

Citation: “Various Cultural Groups.” Art and Life in Africa Online. University of Iowa, 21 May 2003. Web. 2 Nov. 2018. Replace with URL

African Art Museum (information on ethnic groups)

http://www.zyama.com/ **

Copy & Paste following citation into NoodleTools. It is best to change “Various Cultural Groups” to the name of the culture you are studying, i.e. “Fulani”.

Citation: “Various Cultural Groups.” African Art Museum. Zyama.com, 1999. Web. 2 Nov. 2018. Replace with URL

Britannica School:  select the “High” search box to look for your ethnic group.

World Book Online:  select “Advanced” to search for your ethnic group.

GEOGRAPHY

CultureGrams:  Be sure to select “World Edition” — select “Africa” — select the appropriate country — use the table of contents on the side to select “Land and Climate” and “Economy.”  From the “Home” article, scroll to the bottom of the page and select “MLA8” to generate the citation.

CIA – The World Factbook https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/index.html – select appropriate country or countries.

Copy & Paste following citation into NoodleTools. It is best to change “Various Countries & Regions” to the name of the country or region you are studying, i.e. “Nigeria”.

Citation: “Various Countries or Regions.” Central Intelligence Agency: The World Factbook. Central Intelligence Agency, 2015. Web. 2 Nov. 2018. Replace with URL

Art and Life in Africa Online (Click on “Countries” for geography information.)  https://africa.uima.uiowa.edu/

Copy & Paste following citation into NoodleTools. It is best to change “Various Countries & Regions” to the name of the country or region you are studying, i.e. “Nigeria”.

Citation: “Various Countries or Regions.”Art and Life in Africa Online.University of Iowa, 21 May 2003. Web. 2 Nov. 2018. Replace with URL

OTHER

African Fractals  http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/ron_eglash_on_african_fractals.html

Africa (National Geographic and Nature Magazines in cooperation with PBS) Click on Explore the Regions, People, Traditions, Music, Customs.)  Site includes: Fulani, Amhara, Dorobo, Kikuyu, Maasai, Swahili, Baka, Baganda, Tutsi, Hutu, Xhosa, Zulu and San.
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/africa/index.html

Copy & Paste following citation into NoodleTools. It is best to change “Various Cultural Groups” to the name of the culture you are studying, i.e. “Fulani”.

Citation: “Various Cultural Groups.”Africa.Educational Broadcasting Company, 2001. Web. 2 Nov. 2018. Replace with URL

Subscription Databases: 

Click in yellow box on the left or use the drop down menu to access the following PMS Library databases:

World Book Online: helpful geography and ethnic group information as well as art

EBSCOHost:  Includes the magazine African Arts and information on museum exhibits.

Works Cited & MLA Format

Directions for setting up an MLA formatted paper from a works cited Google doc.

10/31/18