Publications

War & Witnessing: Politics, Policy and the Arts
by Roosevelt House

From biblical times through Goya, Guernica and Abu Ghraib, artists have been moved to bear witness to the savagery of war. But what does witness mean? What if their art is turned into chauvinistic propaganda? What responsibility does the artist bear to depict the violence without exaggeration? As part of the Arts Across the Curriculum program Politics, Policy and the Arts, students are invited to discuss these and related questions with a distinguished panel comprised of the artists Susan Crile and Daniel Heyman and the poet Tom Sleigh. The discussion will be moderated by historian Harold Holzer, Director of the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College.