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Country Dog Gentlemen Travel to Extraordinary Worlds

This interactive gallery designed for children of all ages was produced by the Education Department of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA). In the interactive, the "Country Dog Gentlemen", characters first depicted in a 1972 painting of the same name by the late Bay Area artist Roy De Forest (1930-2007), lead explorations of paintings and sculpture by Frieda Kahlo, Jackson Pollack, and Sargent Johnson. Students can watch the dogs sniffing out the story of each work, or create their own art, in various activities inspired by the originals. For example, the activity based on Kahlo's portrait, Frieda and Diego Rivera, 1931, is to swap the clothing and pets in Kahlo's work. The questions the Country Dog Gentlemen ask about Sargent Johnson's sculpture Forever Free, 1933, could make a good Black History Month lesson.
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Date of Scout Publication 2010-02-19
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