School Programs

Clementine Hunter

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The Kindergarten Students from Dufrocq Elementary School learned about a Louisiana artist named Clementine Hunter. The Kindergartners went on a field trip to the LSU Museum of Art where they viewed Mrs. Hunters original paintings.

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We discussed how important community was to Mrs. Hunter as we viewed her paintings. Clementine Hunter painted things that surrounded her in everyday life: baptisms, weddings, working in the fields at Melrose Plantation, and paintings of her family and friends. These were all the things dear to her heart.

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Hunter Collage

After discussing Mrs. Hunter’s paintings, Lucy Perera and I helped the children create a “community” mural of the things they saw in the paintings. Students from all four classes (~100 students total) contributed to the “community” mural. It was a magical experience for all.

Thank you to all involved! – Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge, LSU Art Museum, Dufrocq Elementary School.