Explore Tlingit and Unangax̂ Culture in Art
Meet Tlingit and Unangax̂ multidisciplinary artist Nicholas Galanin whose works include totems, masks, jewelry, music and dance which deal with cultural perspectives and identity. Students will follow Galanin’s artistic process as he discusses his role as a storyteller, his inspiration, artistic process, cultural references and symbolism of his artworks. They will also see his use of a variety of media and hear him explain why he is so committed to making what he makes.
Estimated Time: one 45 minute class period
Grade Level: 7–12
Craft In America Theme/Episode: DEMOCRACY
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Artist Nicholas Galanin