The Aesthetic Experience

The Aesthetic Experience

With so much emphasis placed on the departments whose degrees can produce huge sums of money, it seems that we have begun to lose the ?arts? aspect of the liberal arts college, or sector of the university. So much in fact that there are people that I know that haven?t even stepped foot in the Fine Arts Center, let alone go to a performance that isn?t mandated for their class. I would think that it is fair to say that I?m not exactly one of these people as everyone in my family has been or is an artist, including my brother who graduated with a degree in ecology and now is a potter. It is also true that I went to a school that emphasized the arts, and not so much testing, so much in fact that I had never had homework until I transferred to a public school in the sixth grade. Yet I have tried to remove myself from the arts as I didn?t want to get caught up in the family characteristic, and become just a ?statistic?, just another Kaufmann who is an artist.
So although I am familiar to various forms of art,

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