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The Galleries at Kean promote artistic scholarship through live events, virtual programming, video tutorials, cultural competency training and hands-on learning opportunities including internships, apprenticeships, workshops, seminars and educational partnerships.

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This is an image from Fear of A Black Planet by Knowledge Bennett

Pieces of A Man Education Resources

Knowledge Bennett (born 1976, Asbury Park, New Jersey) is a Los Angeles-based American contemporary artist. He is self-taught in the traditions of serigraphy as well as photography and is widely known for large-scale silkscreen paintings that employ pop culture iconography to re-contextualize historical narratives. His subject matter often spans cultural icons, historical occurrences, and political figures. Bennett's visual narratives are tangential critiques of American idealism, political corruption, and systemic racial stratification. Bennett’s artistic voice fluctuates between vehement protest and deep personal introspection. Bennett’s aesthetic choices evolved in tandem with his personal growth. One of Bennett's paintings titled "Black Excellence," from his "Black Paintings" series, is included in the nationally touring Smithsonian exhibition Men of Change: Power. Triumph. Truth., which is scheduled to travel to 10 cities from 2019 - 2022. Several more of Bennett’s works can be seen featured in the wildly popular Netflix series #BLACKAF. 

Diamonds Are Forever

Fear Of A Black Planet

Manifestation of the Mind

Painting By Numbers

 

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Student views digital display

Da Vinci Inventions Education Resources

Experience Leonardo da Vinci's vision firsthand as a world-class master meets world-class education. 

Da Vinci Education Resources - Elementary and Middle School

Da Vinci Education Resources - High School

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Student exhibit

Remote Education Support

The Galleries at Kean are committed to providing resources for remote education. Contact us for support at galleries@kean.edu

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