How does political and artistic action influence or change culture?
Avant-garde artists have received both negative and positive public attention for their challenges to traditional forms, processes, and ideas. In this activity you will gain insight into how culture is created and gain perspective on radical events in history. You will produce a timeline that connects cultural and political events, and then reflect on how those events have affected the society we live in today.
Click on each artist button at right to view detailed screens about the artist and his or her works. Be sure to click on all images, view all videos, read all documents, and use the zoom tool to look closely at the works of art.