Art is a powerful medium that can reflect political and societal issues, but it is not art’s duty to reflect the times. Nate Mancini, video producer at Steven James Media Group, explains that “If all art is political, it will always be polarizing. But if art connects us with our humanity, it can be unifying”(Mancini). This means that if all art were to be political, there would never be anything to unify a divided world. Mancini also states that “Art isn’t supposed to simply tell us to ‘build a wall’ or ‘create a path to citizenship.’ That’s not its job. Art deals with themes, with feeling, with beauty-things far deeper than politics”(Mancini). This further supports the idea that art is supposed to be powerful and have deep meaning. There are many art pieces that bring out strong emotions towards political issues, such as racial or gender equality, but those powerful pieces are just as important to society as the songs we sing loudly with our friends and the stories we read to our children. The purpose of art is to provoke emotions whether it be sadness over a breakup, joy from going on adventures, or anger towards society.