Teachers, Moms and Dads, if you're looking to inspire your students and children to study and appreciate the art of the great masters ,why not first start with a contemporary master-Kehinde Wiley. This man is fabulous. An African-American artist, Mr. Wiley clearly celebrates the Black Male.
I love his style. It is at once old world and modern urban. Mr. Wiley recently completed a series of paintings based on his travels to Nigeria and Senegal. These paintings-The World Stage-Africa/Lagos-Dakar-will be featured at the Studio Museum in Harlem, from July 17 to October 26, 2008. This is a must see. Grab your kids, the neighbor's kids and show them some light!!! http://www.studiomuseum.org/