It’s Wordless Wednesday again where I quickly show you some super cool art. Today I’ve got Ladder for Booker T. Washington by Martin Puryear.
This is at one of the art museums in my area (The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth), and you just need to see it in person to get the full effect. This ladder starts wider and narrows at the top to intensify how long it looks from below. When you stand under it, it almost looks like to goes to infinity.
For more information about this artwork, read about it on The Modern’s website.
Ladder for Booker T. Washington Lessons and Resources
This artwork has several great resources available online to include it in your classroom. Check these out.
- A full lesson plan with handouts, activities, information, and more from the National Endowment for the Humanities
- Martin Puryear feature on PBS’s art:21. Ladder for Booker T was featured on the Time episode. Videos, text, and information about the art and artist.
- This lesson from the Memorial Hall Museum Online uses this artwork in a lesson about Civil Rights.
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