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  • The Benefits Of Public Art

    Public art is a phenomenon that has existed in humanity for thousands of years. The very first example of this would be Lascaux Cave. In this cave, located in France, hundreds of paintings and engravings are be found (most of which are animals). These illustrations are dated back between 17,000-15,000 BCE (Ancient.eu). Public art has only continued to increase in numbers and variations, as we see murals, sculptures, statues, and many other forms everywhere throughout our daily lives. It has many purposes as well, some of which are in regards to race and society. Though public art may have its negative aspects, I believe it provides numerous and valuable benefits to society. It opposes racial boundaries and/or oppression by promoting a sense…

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  • Public Art Programs

    Art, in its various forms, is an important part or society with many benefits. Although often not recognized as such, the arts have as much value in society as maths or sciences, and should have adequate funding. Arts bring beauty and culture to communities and participating in art helps people to develop real life skills. Having public art programs available would create a safe space for creative expression and would give more people access to materials, space, and instruction to make art.…

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  • Pros And Cons Of Public Art

    Art is a driving force for many people and a way that they can express their selves and issues that are happening around the world. It creates a sense of welcoming and shows future generations what their culture was like in past times. However, many artist rely on the use of funds from direct public, private sectors contributions, federal department and agencies. Public art funding can be a good thing for artist but just like anything else it has its pros and cons. It provides artist with the…

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  • Martin Zebraki's Beyond Public Art

    Martin Zebracki’s article Beyond Public Artopia: Public art as perceived by its publics, discusses public art and how the people who pass by it interact with it. This type of art can serve as a way to reinvigorate urban development, and Zebracki examines the perception of the public with reference to several specific public art installments. Public art integrates the location into the art and allows the piece to become a part of the city. Barcelona is a city where public art has become an…

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  • Franklin Roosevelt Public Art Analysis

    predict when their next meal is. The artist heard that the WPA (the Works Progress Administration) was funding for the arts as part of a relief program. She was ecstatic to hear she could finally obtain a job to provide for her family. This artist was put in the position of poverty because after WWI, the economy was booming and the American society went through a prosperous period known as the Roaring 20s. In 1929, there was an excessive amount of spending, thus the stock market crashed…

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  • The Importance Of Art Programs In Public Schools

    recent trend of cutting funding to art programs in public schools who are financially strained has sparked and interest in the impact of art programs on the wellbeing of students. This has led to a debate centered around whether or not fine arts education are beneficial enough to the students and staff to continue fighting for funding. Opposers argue that the money could be used in academics and that the arts provide no real life skills that are applicable after graduation. With more and more…

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  • Fundamentality Of Art In Public Education Essay

    The Fundamentality of the Arts in Public Education Picture a barren wasteland, empty of any thought that branches outside of normality. Beige walls decorate bland streets filled with broken dreams and sullied minds. This is the world without art. Earth takes breaths of life and joy because we strive to create. The world needs art, not for survival, but for the sake of its people. To rephrase: humanity needs art. Art and music help to fuel the brain, these fields of creativity are challenging…

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  • Analysis Of Harriet F. Senie's Article Reframing Public Art

    Art is a connector for all humans, not just artists and their world. Whether the audience realizes it or not, local art is a force that often brings people of different backgrounds, cultures and lifestyles together. Cities as diverse as New York City benefit from the constant stimuli of art. Art takes multiple forms in urban spaces, including graffiti, murals, art museums, and commemorative statues. Within the article Reframing Public Art: Audience Use, Interpretation, and Appreciation,…

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  • Public Art Essay

    Theoretically, the term 'Public Art ' (municipal or community art) signifies any work of art which is designed for and located in a space available to the general populace, from a public square to a enclosure within a building freely accessible to the general public. In practice, however, a significant amount of such works of art end up tucked away in storage, or in private governmental workplaces. A lot of the public art, which has fortunately evaded being classified as antiquity, contains a…

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  • Arts Education In Public Schools

    Arts education in public schools is a topic people are discussing because they are questioning whether it really does impact student success. Critics may think arts education is not relevant towards the real-world and future student career success because they do not see the significant benefits visual and performing arts have on student learning. Parents result in sending their child to a school that has a curriculum based on Common Core State Standards, which has a focus on English and math.…

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