Throughout this semester, we apply what we have learned in Living with Art to discussions of controversies surrounding art. Our purpose is to have conversations that build teamwork, communication, social responsibility, and critical thinking skills.
Note: This topic can stir very strong emotions. Please keep your postings professional and focused on the required information, not on personal attacks or sweeping condemnations of other people or cultures. Listen to each other and be thoughtful. Avoid inappropriate language and treat the diverse perspectives of all members of your group with respect.
When is it OK to destroy art?
While we think of art as something to preserve, art has routinely been destroyed intentionally for a variety of reasons.
So, when is it ok to destroy, deface, or remove a work of art?
To understand this issue and how art relates to social responsibility, let’s use the jigsawing technique. Choose one of these “pieces” or aspects of the issue and make your posting (each piece is a different court case). Remember that once someone has chosen a piece, you cannot use it. This means you have to read your groupmates’ postings to figure out which pieces are still available.
Choose ONE of the prompts below and begin your answer by explaining which one you have chosen.
Once you have read the prompt, consulted the resources, and read your groupmates’ postings, click Reply. Your discussion posting must:
Some relevant terms & concepts to use in this short-answer essay: