November 13, 2021

This event is designed for high-school-age students. It is free and open to the public. 

Moses Williams, Dr. James Hunter Fayssoux, c. 1803, hollow-cut silhouette on wove paper sheet, Philadelphia Museum of Art: Gift of the McNeil Americana Collection.

Moses Williams, Dr. James Hunter Fayssoux, c. 1803, hollow-cut silhouette on wove paper sheet, Philadelphia Museum of Art: Gift of the McNeil Americana Collection.

What shapes our identities? Artists Kara Walker and Moses Williams used simple outlines to create individual portraits that captured the personality, emotions and experiences of their subjects. In this program, students will explore their own identities as they learn about how African American identity has been represented in art and culture. Hands-on activities will allow students to explore the techniques and materials used to make silhouettes.

Masks are required regardless of vaccination status.

This is one in a series of American art exhibitions created through a multiyear, multi-institutional partnership formed by the Philadelphia Museum of Art as part of the Art Bridges Initiative.

Further information

  • Location: The Trout Gallery
  • Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Calendar Icon
  • Cost: Free