In this video from PBS Digital Studios’ ‘Art Assignment’ series, curator Sarah Urist Green takes us deeper into the evolving power of art to inspire empathy in viewers.
Of course, empathy is a much-used term – but what does it actually mean and how does it work?
Looking back through art history, Urist Green finds many moments when art allows us to share in the feelings of others: from Maya Lin’s Vietnam Veterans Memorial, to representations of the Buddhist deity Jizō Bosatsu, along with the Röttgen Pietà, Guáman Poma’s First New Chronicle and Good Government, the ink drawings of Chittaprosad and Zainul Abedin, the work of Ghana Think Tank, and more
View the original video here.
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