Heal the World Art History Tours for High-School and College Women of Color
"Thank you, Miss Emily, for our virtual art tour. I feel like I learned so much and could explain Faith Ringgold's piece, Die, to anyone. I am on the way to being an art expert. I can't wait to see what other art we analyze together. I am ready to learn so much more and to be exposed to the wonderful art world. Thank you for thoroughly explaining the artwork to us." --Alexa
Emily Sachar, center, leads a Zoom class with the Orchid Girls. Top left, Nichole Galicia, founder of the Orchid Foundation.
In coordination with the Orchid Foundation and its founder, actress Nichole Galicia (Django Unchained), Heart of the Art's Emily Sachar is proud to offer weekly art-history lessons for high school and college young women of color. With an eye to the crucial importance of anti-racist initiatives in all areas of life, our goal is to provide a safe, informative atmosphere for young women to learn about art history, using modern art to investigate the influences of the great masters. Each week, we consider several artworks in detail and discuss the social, political and biographical history surrounding their creation. We learn to use correct art historical terminology and to express our ideas about each artwork with clarity and sophistication. During the Covid pandemic, we are meeting via Zoom on Monday mornings at 11 a.m. Eastern time. There is no fee for this ongoing course!
Contact us if you would like to join or know someone who would.
Our June 15, 2020 topic: Faith Ringgold, America People Series #20: Die, 1967, Museum of Modern Art.
Our June 22, 2020 topic: Pablo Picasso, Les Demoiselles d'Avignon, 1907, Museum of Modern Art.
The girls' reactions to our time together:
Miss Emily, that was amazing. I really like how you showed the progression of the art and its composition through history. Thank you. -- Francina
Thanks again, Miss Emily, for such an amazing lesson! I truly look forward to every week when we meet with you and I could feel you excitement to share this with us. I have never heard of Kerry James Marshall until today and his work is very inspiring. I always learn something new and can't wait to learn something again next week! Hope you have a good and stress free day as well as good week. --Madison
Thank you again, Miss Emily. Today was great. I feel like I learned so much about art history. I had always been wondering why there were so many nude bodies showcased in museums... now I know why! I am looking forward to our next lesson. --Alexa
Thank you for sharing the story of "Tar Beach" with us. I remember reading it as a kid, and it resonated with me because it's based in New York. I can't wait until next week. See you soon. --Madison
Thank you, Emily, for the amazing art tour today. Your passion for the arts was really exuded in your commentary today, and it reignited my love for the arts. --Alison
I enjoyed Miss Emily's presentation so much. I never identify as an artist or as someone interested in art, but after today, I'm eager to learn more and more. We have to continue this session so I have more to brag about with my friends. --Markayla
Thank you so much for an amazing art tour today! It was my first time attending, and I enjoyed all that we spoke about and I learned a lot of new things. All of us Orchids are excited and looking forward to our time together next Monday to learn more about Frida Khalo and her work! -- Koumba
Thank you, Miss Emily, for your presentation. I can tell you put a lot of hard work into your slides and preparation, and your enthusiasm radiates through the screen. I learned so much about how artists take inspiration from others who came before them. I also like how we got to discuss other girls' interpretations of the same painting. Can't wait until next time! --Madison