CEP Kicks Off New Year with Romare Bearden and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Experiences

As Atlanta Public Schools’ students and teachers return from the holiday break, the High Museum of Art and the King Center will welcome them to our first Cultural Experience Project (CEP) trips of 2020.

At the High Museum, students will experience “Something Over Something Else” from renowned artist Romare Bearden. Inspired by a 1977 New Yorker article, the two-part series of collage paintings documents the artist’s childhood in North Carolina and his experiences as a young artist in Harlem.

For the article titled “Putting Something Over Something Else”, Bearden (1911-1988) described the process of making collages and reflected on his life, particularly his childhood and his work as an artist.

Appropriately, APS students will also visit the King Center to learn about the life and legacy of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Coretta Scott King, the wife of the late Civil Rights activist, created the center in 1968 shortly after the reverend’s assassination. Had he lived, Dr. King would be 91-years-old on January 15.

Fifty-two years later, the King Center not only serves as the couple’s final resting place but is also a place where millions of people come to pay their respects to two people who dedicated their lives to nonviolence and equality for all people.

Other venues APS students will visit this month include the Chattahoochee Nature Center, Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA), the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum, and the College Football Hall of Fame.

Continue to follow us this year as we make good on our promise to ensure at least one cultural experience for all APS students: One grade. One Venue. Guaranteed.