Clark Atlanta University Art Museum

Visit the Clark Atlanta University Art Museum, one of the South's most extensive galleries chronicling the role of African-American artists in the history of American art. With most pieces dating between 1942 and 1970, the art museum documents the American experience through the eyes of the Black community. The collection strives to document the core of America's identity through the preservation, study and exhibition of fine art works. Exhibits focus on topics such as politics, the Civil Rights Movement, and more. Artists featured have included lfred Conteh, Dante Yarbrough, and James Pate.
Contact Info
Address: 223 James P. Brawley Drive, SW, Trevor Arnett Hall, 2nd Level, Atlanta, GA 30314. Fulton County. Tel: 404-880-6102. Website: Hrs: Tues.-Fri. 11AM-4PM.
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies. Cost: Free.

Museums Fun Facts

Museums are collections - of artifacts, paintings, etc. Talk about what types of collections campers have at home – be they stamps, baseball cards, or other items.

Use this comparison to frame some activities: talk about how museum collections came to be. Who collected and gathered the items on display? Compare this to how campers gathered their own collections at home. Also talk about (both with campers and museum staff) how the exhibits at the museum are arranged – such as the lighting and temperature for a certain exhibit.

Have campers set up a “Trip Museum” back at camp, consisting of items they’ve obtained on field trips; think of it as a group show and tell, where everyone participates and contributes to the collection.