Resources:Thelma Golden–How Art Gives Shape to Cultural Change, Ch. 9 and 11 of Oxford History of Art: Twentieth-Century American Art, and the Week Five Electronic Reserve Readings.

Write a 200- to 350-word summary responding to the following:

  • How have artists used their work as a vehicle of social protest and social commentary?
  • How has art, in the context of the social justice movements of the twentieth century, challenged, and shaped American society?
  • What makes art an effective form of social commentary?