Meet Tyree Guyton

Watch this video about Detroit based artist Tyree Guyton. Learn about what inspires him as an artist and about his large scale project, the Heidelberg Project, in Detroit. After watching the video, scroll down for some questions to consider and to move on to the next artwork.

Tyree Guyton

Conversation Starters

Why do you think Tyree Guyton named his painting "Ups and Downs"?
Scroll through four pieces of art that influenced Tyree Guyton's work by clicking on the arrows in the red box. What connections do you see?
The Heidelberg project takes over many city blocks to create a whole environment. Discuss how this is different from a painting in a museum.

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