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Are Museums Still Important or Obsolete?
Smartphones show us sharp images of art - at our fingertips Ė anywhere, anytime. So why would anyone travel to a museum, wait in line, and pay an admission fee? Iíll explain the changing world of museums.
Craft or Art Ė Who Decides?
The art society consists of different factions: purists vs those who consider an elephant an artist. Who decides whether someoneís handmade object is suitable for a museum (art) or just homemade (craft)?
Are Millennials as Art Savvy as the Old?
Today, the sheer number of millennials exceeds all other generations. But are they as art knowledgeable as former generations? Iíll discuss why museums compete to attract 'Generation Y'.
Ideal Man and Woman in Art - Then & Now
Throughout history various cultures have defined ideal beauty in different images. If beauty is truly in the eye of the beholder, Iíll discuss the variety - and let you, the observer, decide for yourself.
Satire by Dissidents Disguised as Art
Those opposing the Trump presidency use parody and satire - meant to bring ridicule to the core of our democracy - disguised as art and First Amendments rights. I will discuss this much-heated issue.
Deconstructivism and Recontextualization in Art
Aside from the confusing de- and re- prefixes, Iíll explain the deconstruction of postmodernism and the use of appropriation and recontextualization by artists such as Andy Warhol, Bansky, and Rojas.
The Circus in Art - The End of an Era
Who doesnít love a circus? Artists in the late 19th - early 20th c frequented the circus with its color and movement. Ringling Bros. farewell tour brings relief - but also sadness and nostalgia. Iíll explain.
The Effects of Rx and the Pharmacy in Art
In our society today, it is virtually impossible to escape TV ads for drugs. The re-creation of 'Pharmacies' in art began well before the drug culture of the 1960s. Iíll discuss our [art] cultureís infatuation with drugs (Rx's).
Those Suffering Persecutions Found in Art
During the Easter season, Christians around the world are reminded of Christís death & resurrection. Those suffering persecutions because of political or religious beliefs have been represented in art.
Contemporary Artists - Wanted Dead or Alive
You might think this a paradox - as 'contemporary' constitutes 'today'; au contraire, curators have been displaying work by living contemporary artists alongside their dead comrades. Iíll examine the possible reasons.
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