Learning History Through Art And Music

Published: Monday, July 30, 2018 - 3:04pm
Audio icon Download mp3 (8.89 MB)

History is taught in countless ways — but the most common methodology tends to be via momentous events like wars, natural disasters, and political leadership changes. But what about art and music?

Arts often reflect the time period in which they were created and can provide insight on what was happening and what people were feeling.

That’s the premise by which Marcie Hutchinson teaches history — through art and music. She was a member of the history faculty at ASU and taught "Jazz from A to Z" for a dozen years there.

She joined The Show talk about the intersection of art, music and history.

If you like this story, Donate Now!