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11: Art and Ethics

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  • Learning Objectives

    • Understand why art and ethics are associated
    • Identify works of art that were censored due to their failure to meet societal ethics
    • Indicate why ethical values change over time by society
    • Articulate why some societal groups may consider some works of art controversial
    • Identify ethical considerations in the artist’s use of others’ art work in their own, the materials used in making art, manipulation of an image to alter its meaning or intent, and the artist’s moral obligations as an observer
    • Identify roles that museums play in the preservation, interpretation, and display of culturally significant objects

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