"Gonna walk walk walk Four more blocks, plus the one in my brain Down downstairs to the man, he’s gonna make it all okay I can’t be myself I can’t be myself And I don’t want to talk I’m taking the cure So I can be quiet whenever I want”
Museum visits increase test scores, generate social responsibility and increase appreciation of the arts by students.
Should you find yourself yet again defending the value of the Arts in education and its role in the community you may wish to cite from this New York TImes published summary of Learning to Think Critically A Visual Art Experiment a study published by the Crystal Bridges Museum and Department of Education Reform, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR. It should give you reason enough to finish with a mic drop. (Remember Libraries and Literature are also Museums and Art.) ~ eP
“I suppose earlier generations had to sit through all this huffing and puffing with the invention of television, the phone, cinema, radio, the car, the bicycle, printing, the wheel and so on, but you would think we would learn the way these things work, which is this:
1) everything that’s already in the world when you’re born is just normal;
2) anything that gets invented between then and before you turn thirty is incredibly exciting and creative and with any luck you can make a career out of it;
3) anything that gets invented after you’re thirty is against the natural order of things and the beginning of the end of civilisation as we know it until it’s been around for about ten years when it gradually turns out to be alright really.
Apply this list to movies, rock music, word processors and mobile phones to work out how old you are.”—