‘Twentieth Century African-American Artists; Postmodern Architecture’ Please respond to one (1) of the following, using sources under the Explore heading as the basis of your response:  Choose two (2) of the following late 20th century African-American artists, and compare and contrast their art: Bearden, Lawrence, Basquiat, or Colescott. Describe specific elements of the works from the chosen artists that represent the multiplicity of the African-American experience. Identify one (1) of these works (or some other by an African American artist) that you would like in your workplace, and explain why.  Choose one (1) example of architecture that you believe best exemplifies the characteristic post-modern style. Provide a rationale for your selection, and describe two (2) of the features of post-modern style that you find intriguing.Explore: African American Artists of the Twentieth Century  Chapter 35 (p. 1167) and Chapter 36 (p. 1180) on Jacob Lawrence  Chapter 39 (pp. 1285-1286) on Romare Bearden   Chapter 40 (pp. 1326-1327) on Jean-Michel Basquiat Jacob Lawrence, New York Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) at http://www.moma.org/collection/artist.php?artist_id=3418  Basquiat and Robert Colescott, Washington DC’s Corcoran Museum at  http://www2.corcoran.org/30americans/artists/    Romare Bearden video, San Francisco’s Museum of Modern Art at  http://www.sfmoma.org/explore/multimedia/videos/205   Postmodern Architecture Chapter 40 (pp. 1312-1321) for examples of post-modern architecture Post-modern buildings of renown:  http://www.greatbuildings.com/types/styles/post_modern.html

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