The Era of Good Feelings, beginning in 1816 with the election of James Monroe as president, directly followed the War of 1812, was a time of nationalism, hope and and confidence in the United States.However, in the shadow of this national pride, different areas of the country began to shift apart in different ways, opening the door to domestic tension. The Era of Good Feeling was both a time of economic growth and political change for the country. This was caused by a surge in nationalistic feelings throughout the United States, as well as growing sectional tensions. The War of 1812 made the American people feel as though they should be aggressive in foreign affairs,which led to the introduction of a protective tariff and the Monroe Doctrine. However, during this time, sectional differences, such as slavery, population, and transportation infrastructure, divided the country, shaping its regions to be quite different from each other.
Many historians label the period after the War of 1812 as the “Era of Good Feelings” but it certainly did not seem that way towards many others. This so called “Era of Good Feelings” dealt with the extension of slavery and the differing views on that subject between the North and the South, the American System that helped the United States industrialize and expand but led the country from nationalism to new sectionalism views; thus causing tensions to rise.
There are few instances when a person is influenced by something to the extent of questioning their life. Something that is so powerful that it can create emotion in all of the people who experience it. Artists fight to create this something in order to connect people through it. However, in today’s culture where fads come and go it is often difficult to find such works of art. Cultivated through the things that make us human, great art always finds a way to make an impact. Through art we can experience love, anger, fear and many other emotions. With an understanding of the human condition, artists can create things that contain inspiration for all. Great art can speak to people of different generations with new relevance; it is timeless.
The speech “Art can heal PTSD’s invisible Wounds” spoke by Melissa Walker, she spoke about how art can heal unspoken wounds. Melissa’s grandfather was a war veteran, which inspired her to search for a cure. She persuaded people to speak about their problems through art. The many patients she had dug up their old pains and put it on a mask. She helped thousands come out about their experience in the war in a sculpture. She then had them explain and talk about why they created it how they did. She helped the veterans with their PTSD, and she could help you with the art therapy too.
Visiting museums is always fun for many people, especially when you are a little kid. You get to see all kinds of different historical works done by the people from the past and present. I recently haven’t been to any museums since I was little, until I got to visit one for this course. For this Action Research Project Paper, I visited Dallas Freedman’s Memorial located in Dallas, Texas. Dallas Freedman’s Memorial is one of the most beautiful museums and quite depressing at the same time. It is the place that honors the former freed slaves that were buried in the ground during 1850s in the North Dallas Freedman’s town, right after the American Civil War was over. During that time, the place was the economic and social center for the African American community. Also, it was the place where the African
The purpose of this essay is to pick apart Mill’s essay and to give my own personal opinion about happiness. Stuart believed that you could achieve happiness by helping others achieve happiness and by finding things that you enjoy in life. I believe the key to happiness is helping other people achieve their happiness, do things that you enjoy doing, and looking at things in the brightest way possible.
The exhibit was full of cultural artwork, sculptures and photograph collection of different cultures and countries. One part
For people, especially younger children, a way to feel a strong connection to the past is through objects that representation of that time in history. For example, after my grandmother passed away, I received one of her many rosaries, allowing me to remember our bond and the influence she had in my life every time I hold her heirloom. In today’s world, one of the only places in which a person is able to see historic artifacts and feel the connection to the piece of history that it represents is a museum. With the vast amounts of electronics available to the public, people, especially of a younger age, find less time to visit a museum and to learn about their heritage. The results of nationwide poll conducted as a part of the survey of public participation in the arts shows that “21% of adults in 2013 visited” an museum, which is drastically lower than previous nears and is predicted to continuously drop
Recently I took a tour of the James E. Lewis Museum of art located in Baltimore, MD. This museum is a part of Morgan State University fine arts building. As I walked into the museum I notice the beautiful entrance that consist of sculptures of very important people in history. In addition I was amazed by the infrastructure of the museum and the setup of the lighting in the museum. Furthermore, the transition in the height of the walls inside of the museum were very appalling. As I walked around the mesuem I notice that the paintings were not hanging up on the wall. Instead these paintings were placed on the floor leaning on the wall in a diagonal motion. Furthermore, in this museum there were a lot of African artifacts, sculptures, and mask from different parts of Africa. Also, there were brief information that went along with some of the African masks and sculptures.
In both the third act of the play Our Town, by Thornton Wilder, and in the novel The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, two characters share a common interest. They both long to return to the past. Emily Webb was a girl that grew up in the small New Hampshire town, Grover’s Corners. She ends up getting to her highschool sweetheart, George Gibbs. In the end she dies in childbirth, and in the world of the dead decides to go back one day to the world of the living. Jay Gatsby was a poor man until bootlegging his way to riches. Through his journey, he meets a girl named Daisy Buchanan whom he falls head over heels for. These two individuals share a desire to revisit the past, and this is their outcome.
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In his essay, “the Silent Message of the Museum”, Fred Wilson discusses in depth his own projects that involves exhibition making. In particular, I want to focus on his seminal exhibition at the Maryland Historical Society in 1992, known as Mining the Museum. By rearranging and re-contextualizing the museum collections, Wilson is able to offer an entirely new perspective on these objects at odds with the previous bias and limitations, and thus make the invisible visible.
Sigmund Freud never directly tackled the concept of collecting in his psychology but just before he was forced to leave Vienna for London, the photographer ‘Edmund Engelmann’ photographed his 2,000 objects that Freud had kept over the previous 40 years after his father had passed away. These photographs provided a record that served as a replicate to the desk full of specimens that had always dominated Freud’s room in England.
Think of some favorite memories or objects: the first love, favorite pet, favorite foods, or maybe even a good
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