As part of the New Orleans chapter’s Classics Through the Ages programming, Mary McLeod Bethune students spent the day at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art with artist Horton Humble. The students toured the museum, learned about Mr. Humble’s art, his techniques and discussed the imagery depicted in his works. Additionally, the students learned about Mr. Humble’s career and his journey as an artist. As a bonus, Mr. Humble’s wife, a ceramist, was in attendance and provided the students with a wealth of information about the art she creates and the artist’s journey from inspiration to creation.
The day ended with the students creating abstract works in acrylic paint using photos that they drew inspiration from.
This was the first time the students got to meet and spend time with a working artist. The event made a huge impact and connection with all who participated.