1. What is the purpose or
the function of Clark Atlanta University Art Galleries (CAUAG)?
The purpose of the
CAUAG is to collect, preserve, study and exhibit fine art works
that document African American history and culture.
2. How are artifacts preserved?
A. By handling works
with white cotton gloves
B. By providing stable, moderate relative humidity and temperature
C. By minimizing the effects of light
D. By minimizing pest activity
E. By minimizing the effects of air pollution
3. What information can
you learn from an identification label?
A. Name of the artist
and his/her life dates.
B. Year art was created
C. Title of the work
E. The manner in which the artwork became part of the permanent
4. What do we mean by art
form/discipline and medium?
Art disciplines are parallel to musical
instruments. Some artists like to paint, while others prefer
printmaking, sculpting, photography, drawing or assemblage. The
medium/materials they use to create these works vary considerably.
Under the discipline of painting, there are oils, watercolor,
tempera, acrylic and gouache. With printmaking, the methods
include woodcuts, silkscreen, monoprints, lithographs and etching.
Drawing: pastel, charcoal, color pencil, craypas, markers
and pencil. Sculplture: stone, metal, wood, ceramic, glass
and synthetic materials like plastics. Assemblage: found-objects
and created materials.
5. List 4 disciplines and
at least 5 mediums that are currently on display?
6. What is the difference
between realism and abstraction? Give examples from current works.
Realism: Generally, a rendering of natural forms
that is not embellished. The object appears to the eye as it
does in nature.
Abstraction: Refers to images that have been considerably
altered or simplified to their basic geometric or biomorphic
7. Who is your favorite
artist in the collection? Why?
8. Name the person who started
the Atlanta University Annual Art Exhibitions the occurred between
Hale Woodruff (1900-1980)
9. What do you call the six large paintings in the atrium of
Art of the Negro mural series, by Hale Woodruff.