New Research Shows That Students Should Visit Art Museums

When students visit art museums, they develop greater critical thinking skills than comparison students who do not visit art museums. This study provides direct causal evidence of a link between exposure to art and critical thinking skill. In 2011, the United States opened its first new major art museum in 50 years: The Crystal Bridges… Read More New Research Shows That Students Should Visit Art Museums

The Arts in the Research University

Today I’m at the University of Michigan, at a meeting sponsored by their ArtsEngine initiative (with the subtitle “Art making and the arts in research universities”). The first meeting one year ago generated a lot of excitement among university leaders, because the potential is to significantly enhance the undergraduate experience by consciously introducing creativity and the… Read More The Arts in the Research University