1) Define Art
My Websters New Collegiate Dictionary defines art as the conscious use of skill and creative imagination especially in the production of aesthetic objects. How do you define art and who determines what is and is not art? Ill ask you this question again in the last discussion to see if your ideas have changed at all over the course of the semester.
2) Name an American Artist
When I ask students in a classroom if they can name an American artists often less than half will raise their hands. Why do you think this is? Those who can name an American artist usually mention a 20th century figure such as Jackson Pollock, Andy Warhol, or Georgia OKeeffe. Why would 20th century America artists be our best known?