Identify an artifact that embodies or refers to ethical values, and write paragraphs stating what the ethical connection is.

Identify an artifact that embodies or refers to ethical values, and write paragraphs stating what the ethical connection is.

Examples of such artifacts are provided in the resources this week, but they may also be found in literature, other forms of music, live performing arts such as theater, and other visual arts.

Requirements: 1-2 pages   |   .doc file

the artifact examples we have in the resources for this week would be down below , it could be about those or something you come up with

Reading and Resources

Article: Making Asian American Women Visible: The Joy Luck Club
Read this article in preparation for the next activity. Think about the universal ideas within the article and the impact artifacts such as The Joy Luck Club can have on the larger culture. This article will be used to complete the worksheet in this module.

Article: Here Are 9 Reasons Why Humanities Matter. What’s Your Number 10? PDF
While reading this short article about the value of humanities, consider the role the humanities play in your life. Why do you believe humanities are important?

Article: Sarah Churchwell: Why the Humanities Matter
As you read this article, consider the impact of contemporary culture on human creative expression.

Video: A Tech Geek on Why We Need the Humanities (2:09)
Read this article explaining why the humanities are important in today’s tech-centered world.

Website: The Met Collection
How does experiencing an artifact via the internet (as opposed to in person) affect your experience of the art?

Inspired by cultural developments involving technology, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York has put nearly half a million works from its collection online. Review this site and consider how viewing works of art online compares to viewing works in an actual museum, or how listening to live music at a concert may differ from the experience of listening to that same music on the radio.

Article: Goya, Third of May, 1808
Artists often convey their ethical views through artifacts such as painting and other visual media. The Spanish painter Francisco Goya challenges the ethics of a particular war in his painting The Third of May, 1808. Works that vividly depict the horrors of war stimulate debate, often leading to positive change.

Video: Judgment at Nuremberg Verdict (6:41)
Motion pictures, whether fiction or documentaries, are artifacts that embody ethical discourse. Judgment at Nuremberg (1961) is a film that asks whether it is acceptable to commit atrocities if your government orders you to. In this scene, the judge, played by Spencer Tracey, delivers the verdict. Film is a popular medium for expressing ethical views through art.

Article: David Hockney: A Portrait of the Artist as a Gay Man
The arts have given us many artifacts that have played an important role in the way the LGBTQ community is perceived. Artist David Hockney (born 1937) was not only a critically acclaimed artist, he used art as a tool to express his own orientation and the joys and sorrows of the gay community.

Video: Women in Greek Theatre (6:56)
The theater has a long history of providing artifacts relating to women’s and LGBTQ issues. Although written by men, the great Greek dramas of the Golden Age suggest that the idea of strong women was not unknown even in a sexist culture.

Article: Discovered After 70, Black Artists Find Success, Too, Has Its Price
Read this article on the effort to recognize the work of black American artists after decades of neglect

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