Impact Of Art On Culture

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How Art Positively Impacts Contemporary Culture Art is one of the biggest influencers in today’s world. It has the ability to make positive changes in a number of ways. It is a powerful form of expression used all around the world. In Yo-yo Ma’s writing, “Necessary Edges: Art, Empathy, and Education”, Ma discusses the importance of integrating arts in society and education; this differs from Rhys Southan’s writing, “Is Art a Waste of Time”, for it talks about how the “Effective Altruism” movement does not see art as valuable because it does not make major contributions to society. Art is a tool used to communicate with people; this tool positively impacts contemporary culture, for it brings different cultures closer together, changes opinions, and it is useful in education. Art is used all around the world to express culture. The art forms created by different cultures are shared with one another, and this creates subcultures and links cultures together. It can also create new cultures. This action is called culture globalization (Ma 258). Globalization makes a positive impact on society, for it brings people together. Two differing cultures can connect by sharing art. Art is used at a language for societies to communicate with another, and this can lead to making positive changes around the world. An example of art that has positively changed society would Kendrick Lamar’s hip/hop rap album, “To Pimp A Butterfly.” This album has many songs that bring racial awareness
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