AP ART HISTORY   MUSEUM REPORT #4  due Monday, February 26          Content Areas 4, 5, and 6.    Name _____________________________                     

How the report will be graded:
    (15pts) Cover sheet, photos of yourself as instructed below, attach museum receipts to cover of report.
    (25pts) Chart from Met.
See 6 required works. Also see "Golden Kingdoms: Luxury and Legacy in the Ancient Americas" at the Met


    (30 pts) AP Essay and organizational chart for essay:
Include citations in essay. A works cited page should follow essay. (This essay may count as a quiz, see your teacher.) Rubric for grading essay
    (30pts) Visit the Met and at least one other museum from the list below. Choose 5 objects from different cultures in the Indigenous Americas and Africa. Write neatly.
Use your Adams & Gardner texts for additional research. Note that our two texts cover art from the Americas and Africa in several different sections. 

AFRICAN ART Content Area 6
    MMA www.metmuseum.org     Michael C. Rockefeller Wing on First Floor
    BROOKLYN MUSEUM OF ART

INDIGENOUS ART OF THE AMERICAS Content Area 5
    MMA www.metmuseum.org:   Michael C. Rockefeller Wing
    BROOKLYN MUSEUM OF ART - has a permanent and excellent collection of indigenous American art
    AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY - Culture Halls   http://www.amnh.org/  
    NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN INDIAN    http://nmai.si.edu/visit/newyork/    highly recommended!
   
See the following required works at the Met and complete the chart while you are in the museum. Choose one to use in your essay on abstract/highly stylized figures.

# Required work 25pts. Take notes at home from your textbook as well as in the museum on the highly stylized or abstracted depiction of the figure
160 Content Area 5
160. Maize cobs
See "Golden Kingdoms: Luxury and Legacy in the Ancient Americas" at the Met
164 164. Transformation mask  Brooklyn Museum See other transformation masks at the National Museum of the American Indian
172

Content Area 6
172. Nkisi n’kondi 

see almost identical object at the Met:
Power Figure (Nkisi N'Kondi: Mangaaka)
On view in Gallery 199

How does the stylization or abstraction relate to this culture's ideas?
173

173. Female (Pwo) Mask 

see similar object at the Met in Gallery 352
Mask: Female (Pwo)
19th–early 20th century

How does the stylization or abstraction relate to this culture's ideas?
176

#176. Ikenga (shrine figure) 

see similar object at the Met in Gallery 352
Shrine Figure (Ikenga)

19th–20th century, Wood

How does the stylization or abstraction relate to this culture's ideas?
179

#179. Reliquary figure (byeri) 

see similar reliquary figure at the Met in Gallery 352
Male Reliquary Figure (Nlo Bieri)
19th–20th century

How does the stylization or abstraction relate to this culture's ideas?
180

#180. Veranda post of enthroned king and senior wife (Opo Ogoga)

see similar object at the Met in Gallery 352
Veranda Post: Equestrian Figure and Female Caryatid
Olowe of Ise

How does the stylization or abstraction relate to this culture's ideas?

30pts. Write AP essay: The human body is often highly stylized or abstracted in works of art.  Fully identify two works, one from Content Area 6 on the chart above, one from Content Area 4 listed below, which are currently on display at museums (see list at top of this page), in which the body has been highly stylized or abstracted.  Discuss how the stylization or abstraction of each figure is related to cultural ideas. Include citations within essay. A works cited page should follow essay. (This essay may count as a quiz, see your teacher.) A works cited page should follow essay. see rubric for writing tips

For this essay, choose one figure from Content Area 6 listed in chart above, and one from Content Area 4 listed below.
126. Les Demoiselles d'Avignon, Pablo Picasso (videoimagesadditional resources) How does the stylization or abstraction relate to cultural ideas of that time?
129. The Kiss, Constantin Brancusi (videoimages, additional resources) How does the stylization or abstraction relate to cultural ideas of that time?
130. The Portuguese, Georges Braque (essayimagesadditional resources) How does the stylization or abstraction relate to cultural ideas of that time?
145. Woman I, Willem de Kooning (videoimagesadditional resources) How does the stylization or abstraction relate to cultural ideas of that time?
247. Preying Mantra, Wangechi Mutu (essayimageadditional resources) How does the stylization or abstraction relate to cultural ideas of our time?

Organizational chart for essay: Write notes for AP essay question
Highly Stylized or Abstracted Depiction of a Figure #1
Highly Stylized or Abstracted Depiction of a Figure #2


Content Area:

Museum:

Culture/Country:

Name or title of object:

Date:

Material(s):

Size:

Description:

 



Take a photo if possible, or make a sketch on back of this paper.


Content Area:

Museum:

Culture/Country:

Name or title of object:

Date:

Material(s):

Size:

Description:

 




Take a photo if possible, or make a sketch on back of this paper.

Visit the Met and at least one other museum from the list above.
Choose 5 objects
from different tribes or cultures in the Indigenous Americas and Africa.
30 pts. Complete this chart in the museum, add to it when you get home. No need to re-type if you write legibly.

1) Museum:

Culture/Country:

Identify a major art theme, or category for this piece: ____________________________________________
(i.e. narrative, war/violence, nature, text with image, figures, abstraction, power and authority, images for religious purpose, family group, propaganda, etc)

Name or title of object:

Date:

Material(s):

Size:

Description:

Explain the original function, or purpose, of the object. Research more at home, cite references for your statements.

 

 

 

 

Explain why you chose the object AND what the aesthetic value is for you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

How is this object displayed? What is the condition of the object?

 

 

 

 


2) Museum:

Culture/Country:

Identify a major art theme, or category for this piece: ____________________________________________

(i.e. narrative, war/violence, nature, text with image, figures, abstraction, power and authority, images for religious purpose, family group, propaganda, etc)

Name or title of object:

Date:

Material(s):

Size:

Description:

Explain the original function, or purpose, of the object. Research more at home, cite references for your statements.

 

 

 

 

Explain why you chose the object AND what the aesthetic value is for you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

How is this object displayed? What is the condition of the object?

 

 

 

 


3) Museum:

Culture/Country:

Identify a major art theme, or category for this piece: ____________________________________________
(i.e. narrative, war/violence, nature, text with image, figures, abstraction, power and authority, images for religious purpose, family group, propaganda, etc)

Name or title of object:

Date:

Material(s):

Size:

Description:

Explain the original function, or purpose, of the object.  Research more at home, cite references for your statements.

 

 

 

 

Explain why you chose the object AND what the aesthetic value is for you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

How is this object displayed? What is the condition of the object?

 

 

 

 


4) Museum:

Culture/Country:

Identify a major art theme, or category for this piece: ____________________________________________

(i.e. narrative, war/violence, nature, text with image, figures, abstraction, power and authority, images for religious purpose, family group, propaganda, etc)

Name or title of object:

Date:

Material(s):

Size:

Description:

Explain the original function, or purpose, of the object. Research more at home, cite references for your statements.

 

 

 

 

Explain why you chose the object AND what the aesthetic value is for you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

How is this object displayed? What is the condition of the object?

 

 

 

 


5) Museum:

Culture/Country:

Identify a major art theme, or category for this piece: ____________________________________________
(i.e. narrative, war/violence, nature, text with image, figures, abstraction, power and authority, images for religious purpose, family group, propaganda, etc)

Name or title of object:

Date:

Material(s):

Size:

Description:

Explain the original function, or purpose, of the object. Research more at home, cite references for your statements.

 

 

 

 

Explain why you chose the object AND what the aesthetic value is for you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

How is this object displayed? What is the condition of the object?