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Teaching How Artists Use Flies to Make a Point About Appearances

How Artists Use Flies to Make a Point About Appearances

Leading up to the 2020 election, the airwaves were filled with debates. Viewers saw presidential and vice presidential debates. Local stations aired governor and senate debates. In the 2020 vice presidential debate, a fly landed on the head of Vice President Mike Pence. The incident was immortalized in fly swatters and Halloween costumes.

Sally Hickson Associate Professor, Art History, University of Guelph
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