Examine the U.S. Government’s support during the Great Depression for programs such as the Federal Arts Project, the Federal Writers’ Project, and other such efforts. Determine whether or not such projects were good government investments during those hard times and provide two examples that support your viewpoint.
Government helping the arts in hard times at.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/1934-Picturing-Hard-Times.html”>http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/1934-Picturing-Hard-Times.html and.pbs.org/speak/seatosea/powerprose/wpa/”>http://www.pbs.org/speak/seatosea/powerprose/wpa/
Choose two of the following late 20th century African-American artists, and compare and contrast their art: Bearden, Lawrence, Basquiat, or Colescott. Describe specific elements of the works from the chosen artists that represent the multiplicity of the African-American experience.
Jacob Lawrence, New York Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) at.moma.org/collection/artist.php?artist_id=3418″>http://www.moma.org/collection/artist.php?artist_id=3418
Basquiat and Robert Colescott, Washington DC’s Corcoran Museum at.corcoran.org/30americans/artists/”>http://www2.corcoran.org/30americans/artists/
Romare Bearden video, San Francisco’s Museum of Modern Art at.sfmoma.org/explore/multimedia/videos/205″>http://www.sfmoma.org/explore/multimedia/videos/205