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Lesson Plans


Brooklyn

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Kathleen McCrea (kwmccrea)
Wed, 6 Oct 1999 21:40:56 -0500


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It's interesting to me that I haven't seen any mention of the raging =
little art war in New York over the Sensation exhbit at the Brooklyn =
Museum. It seems to me that there are so many people out there who =
would like to get rid of any form of publically funded art that it's =
rather poor timing to have such an "in your face" exhibit. We did =
discuss it in class from the viewpoint of what issues were involved. =
The kids came up with the First Amendment, Separation of Church and =
State, what media does art have to be made from for it to be art =
(discussed Sandy Skoglund's projects with hamburger and bacon), art and =
politics, the mayor and the first lady, animal rights, Is it all right =
to kill a cow and ship it to McDonalds but not to a museum, killing for =
eating/ killing for art, etc. There were students on both sides of the =
issues. =20

Kay

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It's interesting to me that I haven't seen = any mention=20 of the raging little art war in New York over the Sensation exhbit at = the=20 Brooklyn Museum.  It seems to me that there are so many people out = there=20 who would like to get rid of any form of publically funded art that it's = rather=20 poor timing to have such an "in your face" exhibit.  We = did=20 discuss it in class from the viewpoint of what issues were = involved.  The=20 kids came up with the First Amendment, Separation of Church and State, = what=20 media does art have to be made from for it to be art (discussed Sandy = Skoglund's=20 projects with hamburger and bacon), art and politics, the mayor and the = first=20 lady, animal rights, Is it all right to kill a cow and ship it to = McDonalds but=20 not to a museum, killing for eating/ killing for art, etc.  There = were=20 students on both sides of the issues. 
 
Kay
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