Zócalo Public SquareTake Me to Your Artist, Earthling – Zócalo Public Square http://www.zocalopublicsquare.org Ideas Journalism With a Head and a Heart Thu, 23 Nov 2017 01:59:12 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8 Take Me to Your Artist, Earthlinghttp://www.zocalopublicsquare.org/2014/02/10/take-me-to-your-artist-earthling/ideas/up-for-discussion/ http://www.zocalopublicsquare.org/2014/02/10/take-me-to-your-artist-earthling/ideas/up-for-discussion/#comments Mon, 10 Feb 2014 08:01:52 +0000 zocalo http://www.zocalopublicsquare.org/?p=52531 Have you learned from Shakespeare? Billie Holiday? Cézanne? Meryl Streep? Most of us can name a book, song, or poem that moves us. A painting or photograph that stops us in our tracks. A long-gone performer for whom we’d gladly step into a time machine to see. But an artist who tells us something important that we never knew—who fundamentally changes us—is rare. In advance of the Zócalo/Getty event “Do the Arts Make Us Better People?” we asked some creative people to consider the following scenario: An alien from a faraway galaxy has traveled here to learn about the human condition. You can give this extraterrestrial being the name of one artist of any genre to study and learn from. Who do you choose and why?

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Have you learned from Shakespeare? Billie Holiday? Cézanne? Meryl Streep? Most of us can name a book, song, or poem that moves us. A painting or photograph that stops us in our tracks. A long-gone performer for whom we’d gladly step into a time machine to see. But an artist who tells us something important that we never knew—who fundamentally changes us—is rare.

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In advance of the Zócalo/Getty event “Do the Arts Make Us Better People?” we asked some creative people to consider the following scenario: An alien from a faraway galaxy has traveled here to learn about the human condition. You can give this extraterrestrial being the name of one artist of any genre to study and learn from. Who do you choose and why?

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