The Arts and Culture Change: Passport to Music Camp

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Throughout history, music and art have played a major role in resistance movements. At Passport to Music, boys will see how music and art give people strength and courage to fight injustice.

Apartheid is Ugly by Paul Rebeyrolle

Apartheid is Ugly by Paul Rebeyrolle, from the collection of the National Gallery of Australia

Throughout the years of apartheid, South Africans used art as a form of protest and a means of expressing their struggle. The Cincinnati Art Museum will use pieces from their collection to draw parallels between South African resistance art and civil rights era art. The boys will learn about the universal struggle for equality and the extraordinary men and women who fight injustice.

This difficult topic will be presented in an age-appropriate manner with an eye toward understanding injustice throughout the world and exploring our role in fighting against it. Together, the boys will unpack the themes and emotions expressed in the artwork and explore different artistic materials to create their own responses.

Throughout the week, they will see how music and art can work together to bring positive change. They will come away with an understanding of the struggles people face around the world and an appreciation for the strength of the human spirit.

WHO: Any boy entering grades 2–6. No previous musical experience necessary!

WHEN: June 25–29, 2018, from 9 am – 1 pm

WHERE: Aronoff Center for the Arts

COST: $199 (please call 513-396-7664 for financial aid information)