Date of Award

Spring 5-1-2017

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science in Education (MSEd)

First Advisor

Cathleen Wiggins


Art Power! is a curriculum guide designed for educators of early adolescents who are interested in integrating art history, cultural institutions, and art making into their curricula. The guide seeks to highlight two New York City based institutions: The Schomburg Research Center in Black Culture and The Studio Museum in Harlem. In addition, the intended audience is for middle school students in New York City. It is believed this audience would benefit from learning about the history of African American culture related to New York City’s neighborhoods and the exposure to cultural institutions who value this narrative. Art Power! includes opportunities for students to participate in inquiry-based discussions around objects, engage in art-making, reflect, and collaborate on a research project. Lastly, to empower educators to expand this content study and support students’ research, there are various additional resources included.