Art and Politics | Scholars Online

Scholars Online
Choices Program
Brown University

Scholars Online Videos feature top scholars answering a specific question in his or her field of expertise. These brief and informative videos are designed to supplement Choices curricula and are conveniently organized to enrich the student readings, lesson plans, and homework assignments.

Scholars Online Videos are tailored to fit a range of learning styles and abilities. These videos can help give students and teachers a clear, yet nuanced understanding of complex issues. They are structured for use in classrooms, for homework, and for professional development. Read our tips for using Scholars Online in your classroom.

Produced in the summer of 2013

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1. Who are you and what do you do?

2. How do you choose art for an exhibit?

3. How is art used as a form of political expression?

4. What can art reveal about history or current events?

5. How is exploring art a useful way to learn about other societies?

6. What is the value of art?

7. Who is Ai Weiwei?

8. How do you go about analyzing a work of art?

9. Ai Weiwei, Dropping a Han Dynasty Urn (1995)

10. Dorothea Lange, Destitute peapickers in California (1936)

11. Ilya Repin, The Volga Barge Haulers (1870-1873)