Join KQED at Bridging the Bay After School Conference on Saturday, January 31st in Oakland. The Bridging the Bay Conference brings together over 500 after school professionals from seven Bay Area counties for two days of learning, networking, and collaboration. The conference is designed to support the implementation of a shared vision of quality. KQED […]
In the past two weeks, students across the nation discussed whether they can enjoy a piece of artwork, from music to paintings, produced by an artist who leads a controversial life in our #DoNowArtist post. We asked students Can you still appreciate a work of art even if you don’t like the artist as a person? Should we continue to celebrate art by people who do bad things? Can you separate the art from the artist? Should you?
Artists are people, and sometimes people make bad choices or behave despicably. For example, Picasso was thought to be a womanizer, and Jackson Pollock was known to be abusive due to his struggle with alcoholism. Can you still appreciate a work of art even if you don’t like the artist as a person?