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Chicago Public School Students Are Learning How Outsider Art Can Combat Hate
Chicago Public School Students Are Learning How Outsider Art Can Combat Hate
The genre known as outsider art is loosely tied together by a few guiding principles. First, outsider artists are not typically trained in a traditional or academic way. Second, outsider artists usually work outside of the mainstream art world and its ...
3 ways innovative schools advance maker learning for all
3 ways innovative schools advance maker learning for all
In March 2016, Digital Promise and Maker Ed issued a call-to-action for school leaders around the country to commit to growing the next generation of American makers. Over 1,400 U.S. school leaders have answered the call by signing the Maker Promise. F...
An Artist's Perspective: Arts Education Must Be Protected
An Artist's Perspective: Arts Education Must Be Protected
According to Johns Hopkins researchers, in a study entitled "Neuroeducation: Learning, Art & the Brain" �students with arts education excel at a greater rate in all studies and stand a far better chance of graduating and going on to college.
Arts Critical to STEM Learning Says Secretary of Education
Arts Critical to STEM Learning Says Secretary of Education
Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. talked to the Las Vegas Academy of the Arts in Las Vegas, Nevada on Thursday and emphasized the importance of a well-rounded education for every student in America. More, he acknowledged the vital role of the art...
Harvard Extension School Announces Collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution
Harvard Extension School Announces Collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution
The Harvard Extension School�s offsite link graduate program in Museum Studies offsite link is pleased to announce a collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution offsite link of Washington, D.C. that will enhance both institutions� educational missions.
Turning Ocean Trash to Treasure
Turning Ocean Trash to Treasure
Upon entering the Smithsonian�s National Zoo this summer, visitors can expect a bright greeting from a larger-than-life Priscilla the Parrotfish. Priscilla is a mosaic of every color in the rainbow, but upon further inspection her scales reveal a darke...
Here�s How Museums Are Inventively Embracing Pokemon Go Swarms
Here�s How Museums Are Inventively Embracing Pokemon Go Swarms
On the tiny top floor of the sprawling British Museum is�a curious collection of Japanese art that ranges�from Samurai warrior swords to Manga comic books. Since 2014, it has housed some of the museum�s littlest masterpieces�namely, a collection of tin...
The People Vs. Coloring Books: The Verdict Is In
The People Vs. Coloring Books: The Verdict Is In
So what's up with the crayons? Everywhere you go lately � the bookstore, Starbucks � even here at NPR � I see grown men and women sitting around coloring.
3 Challenges As Hands-On, DIY Culture Moves Into Schools
3 Challenges As Hands-On, DIY Culture Moves Into Schools
Take a look this summer inside some of America's garages, museums and libraries and you'll see that the "maker movement" is thriving.
28 Pedestrian Crossings Turned Into Urban Arts And Ads
28 Pedestrian Crossings Turned Into Urban Arts And Ads
Most of us live in big cities surrounded by concrete and glass. Those with artistic souls�and who enjoy a bit of color in their lives may feel trapped surrounded by all that grey and are constantly searching for ways to express themselves. That�s where...
One-of-a-Kind State Survey Finds Most N.J. Students Are Taking Art
One-of-a-Kind State Survey Finds Most N.J. Students Are Taking Art
In New Jersey public schools, nearly all elementary school and middle school students and half of high school students took an arts class in 2014-15, according to the New Jersey Arts Education Partnership's its Arts Education Report Card.�
Kids code their own 3D creations with new blocks-based design program
Kids code their own 3D creations with new blocks-based design program
On a recent Saturday at Einstein�s Workshop, a maker space outside Boston, boisterous kids were busy with Legos, mini motors and gears, magnetic tiles, pipe cleaners, posterboard, markers and tape. In a side room, about a dozen elementary and middle sc...
The digital age of data art
The digital age of data art
Many artists use as�material for art the raw data produced by our societies, seeking innovative means of display or transforming it into a work of art. By blurring boundaries between art and information, data art dispels the myth of the romantic artist...
Parents As Arts Partners
Parents As Arts Partners
The Center for Arts Education�s Parents As Arts Partners program is a unique school-based arts education program that engages parents and families in hands-on, interactive arts education activities with their children. The program seeks to increase par...
Does Creating Art Make People Happier?
Does Creating Art Make People Happier?
In a perfect world, who should have access to the arts? Among artists, arts administrators, and arts educators the answer is likely to be unanimous: �Everyone!� And yet for the most part, that conviction is based on little more than gut instinct and pe...
Who Can Afford to Be A Starving Artist?
Who Can Afford to Be A Starving Artist?
Take a minute and picture a world in which every adult on the planet is a full-time, professional artist. Arts funding and education are abundant and folks spend their days in the studios, galleries, stages, pages, screens, and streets creating in coll...
THE INTERSECTION OF ARTS AND TECHNOLOGY: HOW ONE MUSEUM�S APP IS CONNECTING VISITORS AND DRIVING ...
THE INTERSECTION OF ARTS AND TECHNOLOGY: HOW ONE MUSEUM�S APP IS CONNECTING VISITORS AND DRIVING ...
With an impressive collection of over 1.5 million works, Brooklyn Museum is amongst New York City�s most popular destinations. Today, the Brooklyn Museum is making great strides in the landscape of audience engagement through their latest technology to...