Art 110A - Final Exam - UCLA 1966


An unconventionally presented course appropriately ended with an unconventional final exam. Kurt von Meier believed real and valuable education meant a working relationship with the subject and material, not rote memorization of dates, names and places. His tests were not tests about facts, because for Kurt facts were easily gathered from books. He wanted his students to demonstrate the ability to think and feel. As he says at the bottom of the exam, education "cannot be justified unless it results in a bona fide aesthesic experience, helping to make one a more beautiful human being--that is to say, important only in so far as it involves art." An important lecture for this course can be read here.