1. How did the work of Betye Saar and Faith Ringgold, to name just two,
operate as a way in which Black women artists challenged racial
stereotypes and raised consciousness of Black female identity?
2. When people refer to a painting, film, sculpture, or other work of
art as being a social commentary, what do you think they mean?
3. Do you prefer art that makes a statement about society, or do you prefer art that does not? Why?
4. What events occurred in the 20th century that initiated acceptance of artists from more diverse backgrounds?
5. Was the art community ahead of or behind the rest of society in embracing diversity?
6. Why? (referring to question #5)