African American Literature and Honors Art Classes Explore Space and Place

Collegiate students in Dr. Linda Rouse’s African American Literature class and Pam Sutherland's Honors Art class took a field trip down Monument Ave to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. They started at Stuart Circle, where they discussed the J.E.B. Stuart monument, what they learned about Monument Ave, and experienced the space and the place.
As they walked, students talked about other monuments and read the words and the poses of the statues. Then, they went to the VMFA and discussed the Kehinde Wiley statue "Rumors of War" and his painting, "Willem van Heythuysen, 2006."