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7 Reasons the Arts are Important

ART 025Seurat-LaParadeduCirque

Seurat: La Parade du Cirque (1888) – Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

  1. Art is languages that all people speak that cut across racial, cultural, social, educational, and economic barriers and enhance cultural appreciation and awareness.
  2. Art provides opportunities for self-expression, bringing the inner world into the outer world of concrete reality.
  3. Art develops both independence and collaboration.
  4. Art makes it possible to use personal strengths in meaningful ways and to bridge into understanding sometimes difficult abstractions through these strengths.
  5. Art improves academic achievement — enhancing test scores, attitudes, social skills, critical and creative thinking.
  6. Art exercises and develops higher order thinking skills including analysis, synthesis, evaluation, and “problem-finding.”
  7. Art provides the means for every student to learn.
ART 032Rousseau-SleepingGypsy

Rousseau: Sleeping Gypsy (1897) – Museum of Modern Art, New York

ART 039Monet-theGrainstack

Monet: The Grainstack (1896) – Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

ART 046Renoir-LeDejeunerdesCanotiers

Renoir: Le Dejeuner des Canotiers (1881) – Phillips Collection, Washington

ART 049Chagal-IAndTheVillage

Chagall: I and the Village (1911) – Museum of Modern Art, New York

ART 059Magritte-HumanCondition

Magritte: Condition Humain (1934) – National Gallery, Washington

ART 078Vermeer-Malkunst

Vermeer: Malkunst (1666) – Kunsthistorische Muzeum, Wien

ART 081Klimt-Melo

Klimt: Melo (1912) – Belvedere, Wien

ART 100Dali-TheEnigmaOfDesire

Dali: L’Enigme du Desir (1929) – Staatsgalerie Moderner Kunst, Munchen

Let’s All Get excited About Art – I Might Just Bridge The Gaps.