This week we explore issues of race, ethnicity, and immigration on TV. More spec

This week we explore issues of race, ethnicity, and immigration on TV. More specifically, we look at different races & ethnicities and how representations have changed on TV during the past 10 years. Are these representations changing for the better? If these representations aren’t entirely positive, are they a step in the right direction? What even is “the right direction” for representations of a variety of ethnicities?
Here are some specific questions to consider when writing your blog post for this week:
In his article Thakore talks a lot of hyphenated-American identities on TV. Are such characters a stepping-stone for TV representations of people of non-white ethnicities, as the New Yorker article suggests about Fresh Off the Boat (in its last line of the article)? Why or why not? Should “stepping-stone” characters be forgiven what they lack (nuance, etc.) since they create exposure for non-white ethnicities — why or why not?
Why do you think Aziz Ansari’s “Parents” episode of his show Master of None was such a hit? Why was he applauded for the way he told a story about immigration and ethnicity in the United States? Why was Ansari’s way of story-telling about ethnicity in America so crowd-pleasing? What other shows have you seen that do as good a job as “Parents” did telling meaningful stories of immigration and ethnicity in America — explain your answer in detail.
Please include two citations from your assigned readings and from the lecture material. This could be quotations, paraphrasing, interpretation, or references.
References:
New Yorker on Fresh off the Boat
https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2015/03/09/home-cooking-television-emily-nussbaum
Master of None episode “Parents” is the most talked-about episode of TV in 2015
https://ew.com/article/2015/11/11/master-of-none-aziz-ansari-parents/
Watch Master of None, Season 1, Episode 2 (Netflix)
https://www.netflix.com/title/80049714?trackId=200257859

Learning Goal: I’m working on a art multi-part question and need an explanation

Learning Goal: I’m working on a art multi-part question and need an explanation and answer to help me learn.
I have this assignment or discussion due and I will provide all the information and if you can finish it earlier I will appreciate it and if there is anything let me know. I uploaded a picture of a art that I choice and you can write about is “Temple of Inscriptions, 7th Century CE, Palenque.”
Discussion #4: Arts of Asia, the Americas, Africa, and the Pacific
This week we viewed objects, artworks, monuments, and architectural examples from several unique and incredibly diverse regions, from the grasslands, deserts, and tropics throughout the Asian and African continents to the plateaus, mountains, and tropical coasts of the islands in Oceania and all of the climates and geographies above in the vast spanse of the Americas. Although these works were created in completely different parts of the world and across a wide stretch of time, they share in common many aspects regarding their designs, techniques, purposes, and meanings for their respective cultures.
What’s more, many of these works also share in common the experiences of being removed from their original contexts and circulated through collections of museums and private (usually wealthy) individuals throughout the rest of the world, especially throughout collections in Europe and the United States. Given the fraught history of global colonialism in recent centuries, when more industrialized nations sought to exert control over the societies located in these regions of Asia, the Americas, Africa, and Oceania, and took advantage of this control to take possession of many local artworks and objects, should viewers of these works today be more aware of how, when, and why these works were removed from their original contexts and placed on view elsewhere? What may be the benefits, the drawbacks, and the ultimate impact of bringing the circumstances of collecting and displaying these objects into the viewing experience of them?
Your Discussion Assignment:
Select one (1) artwork, monument, or object from any of the topics we covered this week that is currently in the collection of a museum outside its original location. For example, a work from Papua New Guinea that is currently in a collection in the United States, or a work from Nigeria that is currently in a collection in England.
Explain what you think are some of the benefits of viewing this work as it is currently displayed. For example, its current display may showcase unique materials and techniques, or offer viewers examples of important ceremonial objects they otherwise may never see in person. Your explanation should answer the following questions:What is the greatest benefit of viewing the work as it is currently displayed?
How do you think collecting, displaying, and viewing this object in its current context has helped preserve the physical artwork?
How do you think the original cultures who made and used this object or artwork are highlighted or showcased to foreign audiences?
Explain what you think are some of the drawbacks or controversies of viewing this work as it is currently displayed. For example, its current display may oversimplify or obscure its original use or meaning, or may inadvertantly incur damage to the object’s materials. Your explanation should answer the following questions:What is the greatest drawback of viewing the work as it is currently displayed?
How do you think collecting, displaying, and viewing this object in its current context has hindered preservation or damaged the physical artwork?
How do you think the original cultures who made and used this object or artwork are oversimplified or miscommunicated to foreign audiences?
Provide a final reflection (just a couple of sentences) on whether you think works from indigenous cultures across Asia, the Americas, Africa, and Oceania should be displayed in distant museums and collections of typically wealthier, more industrialized nations and individuals, OR whether they should remain and be displayed in the places where they were made, and WHY.
Your discussion posts are due by 11:59pm on Thursday. In addition to your discussion post, you can earn two extra points each week by responding to the posts of at least TWO other students by 11:59pm on Saturday!
To earn credit for your Discussion, you must follow instructions for your own post and provide a response in your own words (if needed, please provide proper citation and reference info for anything borrowed or quoted from another source).

Learning Goal: I’m working on a art multi-part question and need an explanation

Learning Goal: I’m working on a art multi-part question and need an explanation and answer to help me learn.
I have this assignment or due and I will provide all the information and if you can finish it earlier I will appreciate it and if there is anything let me know.
Artwork Selection for Wall Label and Catalogue Entry
In preparation for your Museum Wall Label and Catalogue Entry assignment, I’d like you to browse some online museum collectiions and select a specific work to write about. You must inform me of your selection and provide a link to its description and image on its museum website by 11:59pm this Thursday July 21st. To submit your selection, provide your selection by writing in the text box the identifying information in bullet points, including:
full title of the work
date/date range
medium
culture/location of origin
and provide the link to its page on a museum website
Your selected artwork must be relevant to the material, geographic scope, and time periods of our course, which is pretty broad. This includes anything from the regions of the Middle East, Europe, Africa, South America, Mesoamerica, North America, and Oceania (including Australia), from the Stone Age through today.
Here is a list of relevant museums that offer virtual gallery tours, images of individual works within their collections, and/or museum wall label and catalogue information:
San Diego Museum of Art (San Diego, CA)
LACMA (Links to an external site.) (The Los Angeles County Museum of Art) (Los Angeles, CA)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York City, NY)
The British Museum (London, United Kingdom)
American Museum of Natural History (Links to an external site.) (New York, NY)
De Young Museum (Links to an external site.) (San Francisco, CA)
The Louvre Museum (Links to an external site.) (Paris, France)
If you would like to examine a work from another museum collection, that’s great, please feel free to write to me directly in advance of submitting your selection! There are many many other options out there. This list is just to get you started!
Remember, your selected work must be chosen by this 11:59pm Thursday July 21st. When you are ready to submit the identifying details and the link for your chosen artwork, click on the SUBMIT HERE button and type your information and copy the link in the text box that pops up.

Learning Goal: I’m working on a art discussion question and need an explanation

Learning Goal: I’m working on a art discussion question and need an explanation and answer to help me learn.
Assignment Goals:
The theme for Chapter 10 is “Social Protest and Affirmation.” As you all now know, from examples in the textbook, art happens inside and outside the the whites walls of institutions like galleries and museums. And our chapter reading provides us with many examples of different issues that have been addressed by different artist’s when it comes to topics related to social justice and the affirmation of marginalized groups. This week I want you to keep in mind that artists are humans too. Things that matter to them are based on their first-hand life experience(s). Now I realize that everyone’s life experience is a little different, but your goal is the try to put yourself in the shoes of the artists and try to see why they would make the kind of artworks in this assignment
Instructions:
1. Watch all the videos and read all linked content prior to crafting your response(s).
2. Address the questions in the Discussion Prompt
3. Provided embedded image example of artworks that help illustrate the point you are trying to make.
A. Artist Within the Art World: In Response to his Personal Life Experiences and Environment
Kehinde WileyAmerican artist, Kehinde Wiley, is a painter whose work utilizes the visual language related to 17th-19th Century Eurocentric Academic painting traditions (the Baroque, Rococo, and Romanticism among them) to explore the contemporary Black experience related to each of his subject’s personal style (particularly their clothing). In this video, Wiley discusses his background, work, process, philosophy, and art historical influences.
Please watch this 14 minute video about Kehinde Wiley’s background, work, process, philosophy, and art historical influences.

B. Artist as Educator:
Charles White
Keeping in mind that all artists are storytellers, please watch the video Life Model: Charles White and His Students, about Charles White who was an artist and educator at OTIS College of Art and Design in the late 20th century. As students, you are all part of an institutional establishment, but each individual within any establishment has the potential to create change from within.
As you watch the video, pay attention to how Charles White interacted with his students, who he felt art was for, and how he viewed the potential for a diversity of artists to carve out their own places in the predominantly caucasian Eurocentric art establishment. Consider how a single individual can impact a larger community through their own work.
C. Artist Outside a Gallery(s):
JR http://www.jr-art.net (Links to an external site.)
Using massive scale photography of the everyday underrepresented segment of society, JR’s work addresses poverty, politics and gender. Bringing social awareness to the public, JR’s work predominantly exists in the public space.
Prompt Guidelines:
Written Analysis – Post Essay Format (Due Wednesday):
Your analysis of these three artists should be evaluated in an essay format.
Part 1: Answer all of the following general questions for each of the three artists:Who is the audience for the for each of these individuals, everyone or a select few? Explain your answer.
How does/did the work of each artist relate to the issues covered in the chapter? Does their work address social justice or question the status quo? How so? Can you relate to their life experiences? If not, why do you think that is? Explain your answers.
Artists are all storytellers in one way or another, how did you respond to hearing the personal stories revolving around each of these artist’s lives?
What role do our own experiences play in the “life” of the artist’s artworks and careers? What I mean by that is, we all come to things from different places in life, so our reactions to everything are personal in some small way. Artists make work and release it into the world, after that the reactions to their work are constantly in flux. Feel free to share examples from personal experience(s) to help explain your answer.
Part 2: Now that you’ve learned about these artists, chose the one artist, from these videos, whose work resonated with you the most personally. Find a specific artwork (and embed it in the discussion) that you feel best represents this message. Include the artist, title, size, and location (if it’s a visual artwork).Address the following in your essay:
Artwork embedded, artist, title, size, location.
What is the message/goal of the art? Be specific.
How effectively does the artwork communicate it message? Provide specific examples in you answer. Does the range (the number of viewers) of audience affect this?
Do you think the artist’s success in the artwork is directly related to the size of the audience that see it, since it is about protest? Be specific.
Grammar:
All writing must utilize complete sentences that form coherent, organized thoughts and ideas, utilize proper grammar, and be completed at a college level to earn credit. I realize we live in a world of texts, emojis, and tweets and they are totally fine in other areas of your life, but in a college classroom, they just don’t provide enough information to fully explore ideas.

Cover page with an image of the artwork you are writing about 1st page should gi

Cover page with an image of the artwork you are writing about
1st page should give background information on the artist and artwork. For example,
Title, medium, size, date it was completed, and any historical information on the artist.
2nd page you will describe in your own words the artwork in as much detail as possible. Give me a detailed written description of all visual aspects of the piece. Color, composition, subject matter, surface quality ( smooth or rough ) light, shadow, line, form etc…
3rd page is the opinion page. In your own words tell me why you like or don’t like this artwork

The Cold War dominated American popular culture for at least forty years and led

The Cold War dominated American popular culture for at least forty years and led to many examples of filmmaking that resonated with the perceived threat of the “Red Scare,” the Russians.
1) How do the films The Manchurian Candidateand The Invasion of the Body Snatchers reflect the ideals of the Cold War?
The binary opposition between “us” and “them” always works well in the mass media to characterize different kinds of conflicts. It is possible to argue that after the Fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, the paradigm has shifted. The new enemies of American democratic values are terrorists and the threat from a very tense global political situation is less easy to pinpoint. Hollywood has reacted to this change of “Other” by producing films that depict the enemy as exotic rather than as the brutal “Russian” (e.g., The Manchurian Candidate) who subverts American values.
2) Try to capture why Hollywood films tend to simplify the narratives of global conflict to an easy-to-understand stereotypical formula. Point to some specific contemporary examples (i.e. “Homeland,” American Sniper, etc.).
What was also occurring around this time period was a competing entertainment medium to films: television. Audiences began staying home to watch television, which impacted box office sales and revenue for the studios.
NOTE: see the Annenberg Learn Video in the Week Four content for help with the following:
3) How did the film studios try to compete with television?
4) What could films offer that television could not?
References to use:
Reading:
Belton – Chapters 12, 13, and 14
Sikov – Chapter 9
The History of American and Russia’s Cimematic Cold War
The History of America and Russia’s Cinematic Cold War | Features | Roger EbertTo understand our current political climate, let’s revisit the rich cadre of Cold War films in our collective cultural archives.Emma Piper-Burket
Notebook Primer Hollywood Anti-Facism During WWII
Notebook Primer: Hollywood Anti-Fascism during World War IIAn introduction to the films Hollywood made during World War II in an effort to stamp out fascism.MUBI