Wednesday, November 11, 2009

What's the Point of Art?

Watch this Stephen Colbert interview with Thomas Campbell, the Director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, from November 9, 2009.

There is comedy in this clip, but it's also quite educational. Mr. Campbell discusses tapestries as an art form, and how they were valued in the Middle Ages. Stephen asks if art is only good art because an art critic says it is? Can good art be good art if no one knows it's good art? Can good art exist without an audience? And more...