Art is important. It’s what sets us apart from the rest of the creatures on the planet. (Which is good, because there are some other behaviors we participate in that are pretty downright barbaric). We encourage children to express themselves through crayon drawings and macaroni masterpieces. We even create public building full of art in the hopes of preserving our history and encouraging others to create their own marks.
But how should we react when art challenges us? That’s what we’re exploring in today’s story about a work of art found in the Met.